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Study mathematics abroad

An in-depth guide to studying mathematics as an international student.

Mathematics degrees abroad

Mathematics is the study and application of numbers, shapes and patterns. It is a truly international subject which is taught in almost every country across the world.

Mathematics is a highly respected program that is renowned for opening doors into the world of work and further study. As a math student, you’ll study core concepts and theorems, as well as having the opportunity to specialize in areas that most interest you like statistics, topology, and geometry.

Mathematics is a universal language which makes it a great subject to study abroad. Not only will you enrich your mathematical knowledge, but you’ll also get to experience new cultures, form new friendships and improve your employability.

Mathematics program structure

Mathematics can be studied at associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels across the world. Some institutions also offer a Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) degree, but there is very little difference between this program and a regular BA or BSc.

In the US liberal arts model, you would focus on mathematics as a major or minor component of your bachelor’s degree. This means that a certain amount of time would be set aside for math-specific classes and study, alongside your general education.

Mathematics is often studied alongside another subject, such as economics, business, or finance, as part of a joint-honours course.

Most mathematics courses will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will be assessed mostly through exams, but coursework and group presentations may also feature.

While your course structure and content will depend on your institution and country of study, you can expect to find the following core modules in most mathematics programs:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Number theory
  • Game theory
  • Topology

Types of mathematics degrees

How to study mathematics abroad

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Mathematics study abroad programs

Mathematics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in mathematics

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    Adolescence Education - Mathematics and Applied Mathematics - BSc Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Tuition fees per year
    35,736 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Mathematics - BSc St. Francis College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    26,688 USD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Mathematics - BSc Greenville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,580 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Secondary Education (Mathematics) (West Campus) - BAEd Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,834 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Mathematics with a Year in Industry - BSc University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,420 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Associate in mathematics

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    Mathematics - ASc Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    21,383 CAD
    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science (General Science) - ASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,892 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Mathematics graduate programs

Master's in mathematics

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    Mathematics - MSc Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,100 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Mathematics - MA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    15 months
    Tuition fees per year
    24,318 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Mathematics and Statistics - MSc University of Helsinki, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,000 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Mathematics for the Financial Sector - MSc University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,150 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Mathematics - MPhil University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    31,070 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
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Doctorate in mathematics

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    Mathematics and Computer Science - PhD Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    9,000 EUR
    Start date
    February, September
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    Developmental Education - Developmental Mathematics - EdD/PhD Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,034 USD
    Start date
    January
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    Mathematics - PhD Koç University, Turkey

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    0 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Mathematics - PhD Yasar University, Turkey

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,000 USD
    Start date
    January
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Certificate in mathematics

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    Integrated Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    19,280 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Secondary Mathematics - GradCert London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    12,700 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Secondary Mathematics - PGCert Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,300 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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Pathway in mathematics

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    Engineering, Computing, Mathematics and Science, Pre-Masters - PGP Lancaster University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    7 months
    Tuition fees per year
    15,350 USD
    Start date
    -
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Future mathematics careers

Mathematical knowledge and application is vital for the smooth operation of most workplaces. As such, there are endless career prospects for math graduates, including;

  • Accountant
  • Teacher
  • Data analyst
  • Software developer
  • Surveyor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Researcher

Most universities have a student advice service that can help you to find a role that satisfies your career aspirations. Some graduate roles, such as those in accountancy, may require further qualifications, so it’s a good idea to look into these before applying.