Planit


Mathematical, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

First Year: Year 1 has been designed to ease the transition from school to university. Students take courses in calculus and algebra which continue the development of these subjects already studied in school while also taking courses on statistics, economics and finance.

Second Year: You will continue your study of calculus, algebra, and statistics taking courses in multivariable calculus and real analysis, linear algebra, and probability and statistics. Additionally, you will start to studying actuarial and financial mathematics and numeric analysis.

Third Year: You will study abstract algebra, ordinary differential equations and statistical modelling. You will also have the opportunity to study a wide range of options including life insurance mathematics, stochastic processes, survival models, vector analysis, complex analysis, numerical analysis and other topics in pure and applied mathematics.

Fourth Year: All courses are optional in this year and you can choose from life insurance mathematics, pension funds, life office practice, statistics for social science, bayesian inference, risk theory, time series, optimisation, partial differential equations, mathematical biology, functional analysis, geometry, numerical analysis and other topics in pure and applied mathematics.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 5 Highers at ABBBB including Maths at A plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including Maths at B plus English at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Maths at A plus Highers at ABBBB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

GGD3

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Department

Mathematics

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk