You must declare the MSc in Mathematics (or another qualification towards which the module can count) as your qualification intention.
You should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in mathematics or a 2:1 honours degree in a subject with a high mathematical content. If you do not have such a qualification, your application will be considered and you may be asked to complete an entry test. Non-graduates will not normally be admitted to M820 unless as part of another Open University qualification. Students already registered for a qualification of which M820 is a constituent part will normally be admitted to M820.
You should have a sound working knowledge of undergraduate calculus and have studied the elements of vector spaces. Mathematical methods, models and modelling (MST210) (or the discontinued module MST209), and/or Pure mathematics (M208) (or the discontinued module M203) and some study of mathematics at third year honours level should provide adequate preparation.
Whatever your background, you should assess your suitability for this MSc in Mathematics module by trying our diagnostic quiz.
All teaching is in English and your proficiency in the English language should be adequate for the level of study you wish to take. We strongly recommend that students have achieved an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 7. To assess your English language skills in relation to your proposed studies you can visit the IELTS website.
If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.