World-class academic direction
The programme is developed, examined and assessed by academics at LSE, a federation member of the University of London and one of the world’s leading social science universities..
The understanding in advanced areas of mathematics you develop through this programme will help you pursue a career in statistics, accounting and related sectors if your first degree is in a different field.
Prepare for postgraduate study
The programme is designed for graduates looking for either a standalone qualification in mathematics or a foundation for postgraduate study in fields that require strong mathematical competencies.
Study without relocating
Study at a teaching centre near you and gain a prestigious qualification. With no international travel, relocation or accommodation costs, studying a University of London programme at a distance is more affordable than coming to London to study on campus.
Global alumni network
On graduation join our global community of influential alumni, from leaders in business and industry to Nobel Prize winners.
General entry requirements
For the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics
You must complete the following:
(MT2175 - Half course)
(MT2176 - Half course)
One full course and two half courses or four half courses chosen from:
(MT3040 - Half course)
(MT3042 - Half course)
(MT3043 - Half course)
(ST2133 - Half course)
(ST2134 - Half course)
Study at a Recognised Teaching Centre
This programme is only available to study at a Recognised Teaching Centre and cannot be studied independently.
If you prefer to study independently, a selection of programmes with academic direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) are available to study fully supported online.
Your study materials are available through the Student Portal and are specially written by academics appointed by LSE. These include a Student Guide and the programme handbook; online course materials for each course studied; past examination papers and examiners’ commentaries; and Programme Regulations containing full details of syllabuses, programme structures and degree classification criteria.
When you register, we will give you access to your Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and other key resources:
- The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Here, you can access electronic copies of all printed study materials, resources including audio-visual and revision guides, and forums to discuss course material and work collaboratively with others.
- The Online Library. As a student at the University of London, you will have access to a range of resources, databases, and journals via the Online Library. You will be able to contact a team of professional and qualified librarians for any help you require.
Senate House Library
- If you’re based in the United Kingdom, or are visiting London, make sure to visit Senate House Library. Students studying with the University of London can join the library free of charge. Membership includes a 10-book borrowing allowance, access to all reading rooms and study areas, and on-site access to Senate House Library digital resources.
We are committed to delivering an exceptional student experience for all of our students, regardless of which of our programmes you are studying and whether you are studying independently or with a Recognised Teaching Centre.
You will have access to support through:
- The Student Advice Centre – provides support for application and Student Portal queries.
- TalkCampus – a peer support service that offers a safe and confidential way to talk about whatever is on your mind at any time of day or night.
Each module is assessed by an unseen written exam, which is usually held in May or June. You can sit your exams at any approved centre around the world. These centres charge a fee for hosting the exams.
Your exam is set and assessed by academics at LSE, ensuring that your degree is of the same standard as those studying on-campus in London.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) provides academic direction for this programme. LSE is regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences.
LSE Academic Co-ordinators
Martin Anthony is Professor of Mathematics at LSE. He received an LSE Education Excellence Award in 2016 and was also listed as one of the 1,000 most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. His research interests include how mathematics evidences machine learning, as well as Boolean and pseudo-Boolean functions.
About the LSE Summer School
LSE’s Summer School is the most well-established and the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe, with over 80 academically rigorous courses on offer. Each year over 6,000 students from 120 nations study at the LSE campus in the heart of Central London.
Courses are taught by LSE faculty and complement the content of this degree. If you complete two Summer School courses you may be able to earn credit equivalent to one course on the degree. As a student on this programme you will receive a 15 per cent discount on tuition fees to attend the LSE Summer School.
Full details and how to apply are available on the LSE Summer School website.
|Programme starts||November 2023|
For access to this Graduate Diploma, you will need one of the following:
- An acceptable Bachelor's degree, either in a quantitative subject or where you have passed at least two courses in satisfactory mathematical subjects.
- An acceptable Master's degree (or any other appropriately accredited Level 7 award) of at least one year full-time duration, either in a quantitative subject or with at least one course in a satisfactory mathematical subject.
- An acceptable Level 5 or Level 6 award (e.g. HND or Graduate Certificate) of at least one year full-time duration, either in a quantitative subject or with at least two courses in satisfactory mathematical subjects. You also need at least two years' relevant work experience.
Acceptable quantitative degree/award titles include: Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Psychology, Quantitative Management, Quantitative Finance, and Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods or Statistics.
Satisfactory mathematical subjects include: Algebra, Algorithms, Business Mathematics, Business Statistics, Calculus, Computer Mathematics, Differentials, Engineering Mathematics, Geometry, Mathematics, Quantitative Methods, Quantitative Techniques, Statistics or Trigonometry.
If you hold qualifications in subjects other than those listed, contact us for advice on eligibility before you apply online.
English Language requirements
You need to demonstrate a good level of English to be admitted to our programmes. We accept a range of evidence, including proficiency test scores. If you don’t have evidence but believe you can meet the standard, we may consider your case.
We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. For this degree, you will also need to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.
Fees, funding and payment
The fees below relate to new students registering for the 2023-2024 session. These may be increased by up to seven per cent per annum.
Students who registered earlier can view their fees on the Course Fees page.
|Application fee (non-refundable)||£107|
|Initial registration fee||£1275|
|Further registration fee for Law options (per course)||£70|
|Examination entry fee per half course||£192|
|Examination entry fee per full course||£384|
|Online examination fee*||£10|
|Continuing registration fee||£581|
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*The online examination administration fee is charged for each examination paper held online, including resits. This does not apply to any coursework submissions. This fee will be charged at the point of exam entry and is in addition to the exam entry fee listed above.
You will also need to budget for:
- Textbooks (could extend to around £300 per year)
- Teaching centre tuition costs
- Exam centre fees, which are paid directly to the venues where you sit your exams.
We accept most traditional payment methods, including debit/credit card, international money order, and Western Union.
Please note: all student fees shown are net of any local VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the student in their country of residence. Where the University is required to add VAT, GST or any other sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the fees shown during the payment process. For students resident in the UK, our fees are exempt from VAT.
Your payment provider may apply additional transaction fees (if in doubt, please check with them before making a payment).
Without the cost of moving to London, studying for your University of London diploma anywhere in the world represents excellent value for money. However, there may be additional sources of support depending on where you live.
This diploma will help to prepare you for careers in statistics, accounting and related sectors if your first degree is in a different field. It could also help you gain entry to master’s programmes in these fields.
Graduate Diplomas will help you to question and analyse information, develop arguments, and boost your analytical and communication skills – all of which are valued by a broad range of employers.
In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.
You’ll have access to a wide range of careers and employability support through the University of London Careers Service, including live webinars and online drop-in sessions.
Tailored support for careers in the refugee and humanitarian fields is available through regular programme events, webinars and careers resources.