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Field of Study


Graduate Diploma in Science

The mathematics major is focused on the intrinsic nature and fundamental properties of mathematics, and recognises its ubiquity, universality and beauty.

Mathematics enables a concise language used for rigorous explorations of problems and a heightened predictive power.

You’ll have the opportunity to study modern applications of mathematics in areas such as coding and cryptology, bioinformatics, mathematical physics, mathematical ecology, computational science and visualisation, and nonlinear differential equations.


1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • University researcher
  • Industry researcher
  • Banking analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Insurance actuary
  • Market risk manager
  • Environmental modeller
  • Oceanographer
  • Meteorologist
  • Data scientist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Linear & Abstract Algebra & Number Theory
  • General Relativity
  • Mathematical Probability
  • Graph Theory and Design Theory

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