First Year: The core material includes Algebra, Calculus, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and the use of computer packages. First Year: has been designed to allow the transition from school to university - students take appropriate groupings of the above subjects together with an elective.
Second Year: The Level 2 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 courses 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 ordinary differential equations. A project preparation and skills course 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 choice of other courses in both pure and applied mathematics. A final year project also builds on the Level 3 project preparation course.
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