First Year: The core material includes algebra, calculus, applied mathematics, statistics and problem solving skills. The first year has been carefully designed to ease the transition from school to university. Students take the above subjects together with an elective in each semester.
Second Year: The Level 1 work is consolidated and extended in both pure and applied mathematics. A choice between optional courses in computer science and probability and statistics is available.
Third Year: A combination of core and optional modules develops mathematical skills and knowledge and introduces the ideas used at the forefront of modern mathematics. Subjects include: Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, and Partial Differential Equations. A project preparation and skills module offers useful transferable skills.
Fourth Year: Further exploration and specialisation is possible with options related to our research expertise including functional analysis, optimisation, differential geometry, mathematical biology and a selection of courses both in pure and applied mathematics. An extended project also builds on the Level 3 project preparation course.
Fifth Year: This year will provide detailed knowledge and understanding at an advanced level, and develop a critical awareness of current problems in some areas of mathematics. Courses on the research specialities of the department such as mathematical biology and ecology will be available. There will be a further in-depth, dissertation-based project.
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.
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences