AIMS Structured Master’s in Mathematical Sciences
AIMS South Africa offers an intensive one-year postgraduate course leading to a Structured Master’s in Mathematical Sciences, formally accredited by the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and the Western Cape. The programme is taught in association with the faculty of the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Paris Sud XI.
The course provides both a broad overview of cutting-edge sciences and strong mathematical and computing research skills. The course is unique, offering students exposure to a range of topics, thereby allowing them to make an informed choice as to their future specialisation. The goal is to develop well-rounded scientists, with excellent problem-solving skills, capable of creative thinking and genuine innovation. There is a strong grounding in end-to-end skills, from problem formulation, estimation, prioritization, and generally applicable mathematical and computing methods, through to clear and concise scientific report writing. A number of modules which also make the course interesting and relevant to prospective mathematics and science teachers have been included.
Faculties from the nearby Universities of the Western Cape, Cape Town and Stellenbosch have been intimately involved in developing the AIMS course. World-leading scientists and educators have volunteered to teach at AIMS. Their participation ensures an education of the highest international quality. Tutors (often including alumni) provide teaching and administrative assistance, assistance to foreign language speakers, and continuity across the visiting lecturers.
Students are registered at one of the three local universities: Cape Town, Stellenbosch or Western Cape.
The AIMS Structured Master’s in Mathematical Sciences is a one-year programme with two intakes each year (January and August). Please click here for more information.
Some course notes, tutorials, and previous essays are available at the following locations. Note that not all lecturers choose to keep their notes online, and the content on these pages might fluctuate regularly.
AIMS Postgraduate Prospectus #2018
AIMS Structured Master’s in Mathematical Sciences Application #2018
AIMS Structured Master’s in Mathematical Sciences Qualification
AIMS Structured Master’s in Mathematical Sciences Courses #2018
AIMS Structured Master’s in Mathematical Sciences scholarships / funds / bursaries
AIMS Structured Master’s in Mathematical Sciences Research Program
AIMS South Africa may also be contacted at the following address:
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences,
6–8 Melrose Road,
Tel: +27 (21) 787 9320
Fax: +27 (21) 787 9321