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MSc Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine

Heriot-Watt University


Since the 1990s Heriot-Watt University has had an internationally renowned research group in Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine. This group includes Jonathan Sherratt, Andy White and Kevin Painter; all of whom are leading researchers in mathematical biology with strong international reputations. Building on the strength of this research group we are excited to be launching a brand new MSc Programme in Mathematical Biology Ecology and Medicine. The programme includes high level and high quality courses that will provide a comprehensive training in mathematical modelling of problems in the life sciences, in mathematical techniques to study these models, and in the use of data to both inform and test the models. During the summer you will do an extended project on a cutting-edge research topic that is aligned with our research interests. These include work on wound healing, pattern formation in developmental biology, epidemics, cancer, semi-arid ecosystems, and evolution. The programme will open up for you a wide range of career paths and possibilities for future study.

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  • Mathematical Ecology
  • Modelling and Tools
  • Mod Sim Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Biology and Medicine
  • Data Assimilation
  • Masters Project and Dissertation
  • Optimisation
  • Numerical Analysis (ODEs)
  • Statistical Methods
  • Stochastic Simulation
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis (PDEs)
  • Bayesian Inference
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time