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The LSE Mathematics Department is internationally recognised for its teaching and research. Located within a world-class social science institution, the Department is a leading centre for Mathematics in the Social Sciences. The Department has doubled in size over the past few years, most notably with the addition of a strong new group working in financial mathematics. Other fields studied within the Department include: discrete mathematics and algorithms, mathematical control theory, mathematical game theory, and probability theory. The Department's growth trajectory reflects the increasing impact that mathematical theory and mathematical techniques are having on subjects such as economics and finance, and on many other areas of the social sciences. LSE's Mathematics Department plays a key role at LSE, providing expertise in the mathematics that underpins quantitative social sciences such as Finance, Accounting, Operations Research and Economics, and is a leading research unit in the mathematics of social science. Our research priorities lie in areas such as Discrete Mathematics, Game Theory, Continuous Optimisation, Probability Theory and Computational Mathematics, and are focused in CDAM: Computational, Discrete and Applicable Mathematics@LSE. We are committed to interdisciplinary work. The Department's relatively small size enables us to pay greater attention to individual students' needs. All staff in the Department were entered for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). 45% of the work submitted was deemed to be either internationally excellent or world-leading, with almost all the remainder being internationally recognised. The MSc in Applicable Mathematics is an innovative programme, drawing together traditional and modern mathematical techniques in a variety of social science 'contexts'. Students are offered a range of mathematics options, and also the opportunity to take a social science module, such as Economics, Finance, Government, Operational Research, or Statistics, where they can see in practice the mathematics they are learning, and achieve greater understanding of social sciences. The skills and knowledge gained are then brought together to prepare an in-depth mathematical project. The MSc will open up a wide range of potential careers to its graduates: in finance, business, government, and industry. It will also provide a solid base for further studies at research level. The programme is intended to have broad appeal: to pure and applied mathematicians who wish to make themselves more 'marketable' by adding some social science aspects to their knowledge and skills base, and to social scientists with strong quantitative backgrounds who wish to add to and improve their understanding of the mathematics behind much of social science. This programme offers the following additional benefits: ? Study in a world-class university, internationally renowned for its research and teaching programmes. ? Increased knowledge of mathematics, in the following areas: discrete mathematics, algorithms, game theory, probability (dependent on option choices). ? Emphasis on algorithms and computational techniques. ? Opportunity to improve personal skills, including logical reasoning, quantitative analysis, independent learning and the presentation of technical results. Applicants should normally possess at least an upper second class honours degree in a mathematically based subject from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification from overseas. Candidates with degrees in scientific, engineering or social science subjects will be considered, provided that they have a strong background in the concepts and techniques of mathematics. Prior knowledge of computational mathematics and social science applications is not required. Please see our graduate study website for further information: http:www2.lse.ac.ukstudygraduatehome.aspx

The LSE Mathematics Department is internationally recognised for its teaching and research. Located within a world-class social science institution, the Department is a leading centre for Mathematics in the Social Sciences. The Department has doubled in size over the past few years, most notably with the addition of a strong new group working in financial mathematics. Other fields studied within...

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