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# Mathematical Physics and Physical Combinatorics

Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)Informal specialisationYear: 2023

Mathematical Physics and Physical Combinatorics

## Overview

The Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) is a coursework masters degree incorporating a substantial research project.

The course is a flexible program that allows students to study subjects across Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Physics, Physical Combinatorics, Operations Research, Discrete Mathematics, Statistics, Probability and Stochastic Processes. Subjects are taught at an advanced level and form an ideal preparation for research in Mathematics and Statistics, including doctoral (PhD) studies.

The Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) also gives students the opportunity to undertake a professional skills component, and is a pathway to PhD study or to the workforce.

Last updated: 10 November 2023

## Structure

**62.5 credit points **

#### Students must complete two compulsory specialisation subjects:

Code | Name | Study period | Credit Points |
---|---|---|---|

MAST90060 | Mathematical Statistical Mechanics | Semester 1 (On Campus - Parkville) |
12.5 |

MAST90067 | Advanced Methods: Transforms | Not available in 2023 | 12.5 |

MAST90030 | Advanced Discrete Mathematics | Semester 2 (On Campus - Parkville) |
12.5 |

**AND**

#### Students must select three elective specialisation subjects:

Code | Name | Study period | Credit Points |
---|---|---|---|

MAST90103 | Random Matrix Theory | Not available in 2023 | 12.5 |

MAST90069 | Introduction to String Theory | Not available in 2023 | 12.5 |

MAST90132 | Lie Algebras | Semester 1 (On Campus - Parkville) |
12.5 |

MAST90065 | Exactly Solvable Models | Semester 2 (On Campus - Parkville) |
12.5 |

MAST90031 | Enumerative Combinatorics | Not available in 2023 | 12.5 |

MAST90064 | Advanced Methods: Differential Equations | Semester 1 (On Campus - Parkville) |
12.5 |

Last updated: 10 November 2023