The primary focus of Mathematics at St Andrews is understanding patterns and structure, and developing the tools with which to analyse them. Students of mathematics are able to describe, categorise and understand processes involved in physical or biological phenomena, as well as the structure of mathematics itself.

The study of Mathematics at St Andrews allows students to specialise in either pure or applied mathematics, from abstract theory to a range of applications in physics, computer science, biology and finance.

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:

4 Highers at AAAAB including Maths at A plus English at National 5 at B.

Widening access entry:

4 Highers at AABB including Maths at A plus English at National 5 at B.

Entry into second year is possible with Advanced Highers at AA including Maths plus Highers at AAAAB.

Grades may vary depending on combinations taken.

(E) Higher English at A required

(H) Higher History at A required

September

Degree

MA Hons

Full time

Please refer to list below

4 years

Faculty of Arts

Mathematics/Statistics

10

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