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.
2023 entry requirements
5 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.
3 - 4 years
Faculty of Science
Mathematics and Statistics