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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
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

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Mathematics study abroad programs

Mathematics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in mathematics

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    Accountancy and Mathematics - BSc (Hons) University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,627 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,450 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Mathematics - BSc (Hons) Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,750 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Mathematics - BSc Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,736 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,736 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Applications of Mathematics - BSc (Hons)/BSc Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,044 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,383 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, January
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    Applied and Computational Mathematics - BS New York Institute of Technology, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    41,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 41,440 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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Associate in mathematics

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    Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science (Physics) - ASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,892 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Mathematics - ASc Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    June, February, August
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    Mathematics - ASc Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,044 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,383 CAD

    Start date
    May
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    Mathematics - ASc College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Mathematics - ASc Moraine Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,408 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,408 USD

    Start date
    January, August, June
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Diploma in mathematics

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    Mathematics - Dip Maynooth University, Ireland

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,935 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in mathematics

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    Teaching Elementary School Mathematics - Cert University of Regina, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,348 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, January
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Mathematics graduate programs

Master's in mathematics

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    Business Economics with Marketing and Mathematics - MA (Hons) University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,627 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,450 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Computational Mathematics and Statistics - MSc Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,112 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,112 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Curriculum and Learning: Teaching Children Mathematics - MA William Paterson University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,454 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,454 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Mathematics - Statistics - MSc Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,034 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Mathematics: Applied Statistics (STEM) - MSc California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,604 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,604 USD

    Start date
    August
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Doctorate in mathematics

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    Developmental Education - Developmental Mathematics - EdD/PhD Texas State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,034 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Engineering/Mathematics Joint Doctorate - PhD California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,604 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,604 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Mathematics - PhD (with foundation) Maynooth University, Ireland

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,935 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September, June, January
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    Mathematics - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,209 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,600 GBP

    Start date
    February, October
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    Mathematics and Computer Science - PhD Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,761 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
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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
    Annual tuition fee
    14,733 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,280 AUD

    Start date
    July, September, February
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    Secondary Mathematics - GradCert London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,469 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Secondary Mathematics - PGCert Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,294 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,300 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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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
    Annual tuition fee
    21,114 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,350 GBP

    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.