Graduate Research Pathway

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Madeleine Johnson, Master of Science

"I would absolutely recommend the Master of Science to other students. For students interested in academia, it’s a really fabulous environment for people super keen about PhDs and research as a career. We just have so many fantastic academics from all over the world, particularly in the pure mathematics department here, so that there’s this great international perspective on mathematics.

The research is current and at the forefront of what is happening in the world, but it is also a degree that’s for people who are interested in challenges and developing their problem-solving skills."

Our Graduate Research Pathway secures your place from masters through to PhD, plus a guaranteed scholarship.

If you’re offered a place in our Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) with an entry score of at least 80%, you’ll also receive a conditional offer for the Doctor of Philosophy (Science) and a guaranteed scholarship.

By securing your PhD place early on, you can focus on your masters research project and coursework subjects, then transition into a PhD without the stress of reapplying.

How to access the Graduate Research Pathway

To take up this conditional offer, you just need to:

  • Achieve a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80% over your MSc
  • Find a PhD supervisor before starting the PhD (we can assist with this)
  • Receive approval from the Head of School.

There’s no need to apply separately for the Graduate Research Pathway. When you apply for the Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics), you’ll automatically receive an offer if you have an entry score of at least 80%. Look out for further information in your MSc offer letter.

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