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.
2024 entry requirements
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
Please refer to list below
Faculty of Arts
Mathematics/Medieval History (H)
Mathematics/Modern History (H)
Mathematics/Scottish History (H)
Mathematics with Russian
Mathematics with Russian (WIYA)
Mathematics with Spanish
Mathematics with Spanish (WIYA)