A Masters in Mathematics can lead to many different career paths such as operational research, software engineering and the public sector. The ability to think abstractly, solve problems and communicate effectively are highly sought-after skills in many industries. If you are planning to pursue MSc mathematics, here are some FAQs and their answers that will help you make an informed decision:

Question 1: What is Applied Mathematics?

Applied mathematics is the application of mathematical methods and techniques to solve real-world problems. It is a branch of mathematics that is used in business, engineering, medicine, science, and other fields. It also involves the development of new computational tools.

Question 2: Why should I pursue MSc Mathematics?

By pursuing a Masters in Mathematics course, you can learn how to use a variety of computational tools to solve problems in diverse fields, ranging from engineering and physics to medicine and biology. You can develop the reasoning abilities that are required to think through complex problems and develop sound practical solutions. 

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Question 3: What is the duration of the MSc Mathematics course?

MSc Mathematics duration is 2 years.

Question 4:  What are the eligibility criteria for the MSc Mathematics course?

At Brainware University, the eligibility criteria for MSc mathematics are 40% marks or equivalent grade in graduation.  Mathematics should be one of the subjects.

Question 5: What are the career opportunities after the MSc Mathematics course?

 After completing  your masters in mathematics, you can work as:

  • Quantitative Risk Analyst: Quantitative risk analysts are responsible for assessing and managing financial risks. They use skills in mathematics and statistical modeling to identify, measure, and manage the risks associated with financial products and portfolios.
  • Treasury Management Specialist: Treasury management specialists are responsible for the financial health of their organisations. 
  • Demographer: Demographers use data from censuses and surveys to track how populations are growing and changing. This information is used to make predictions about the future needs of populations.
  • Econometrician: An econometrician is a professional who uses statistical methods to analyse economic data. Econometricians typically work in the field of economics, but may also work in other fields such as finance, marketing or even sociology.
  • Quantitative Developers: Quantitative Developers are responsible for the development and implementation of quantitative models used in the financial markets. They work with traders, quants, and risk managers to design and build models that are used in the pricing, risk management and trading of financial instruments.

Question 6: What are key skills to pursue MSc Mathematics?

Here are some key skills that would be beneficial for you to  pursue masters in mathematics: 

  • An understanding of complex numerical ideas
  • Ability to extract relevant information along with research skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to analyse large amounts of data
  • Strong IT skills including such as MATLAB and Excel
  • Ability to work quickly to a high standard
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Perseverance and self-motivation
  • Expressing ideas coherently in writing
  • Ability to work well under pressure

Question 7: Where can I pursue a Masters in Mathematics?

Brainware University is one of the reputed private universities in West Bengal offering  MSc Mathematics . We offer a curated and focused learning experience for MSc mathematics students. Besides, we have an excellent proactive placement cell and also provide pre-placement training for the MSc students to get placed in reputed companies after completion of the course. For more details about the MSc Mathematics course, email us at or call +91 33 7144 5643.