This course achieved 95% student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey
2nd in Scotland in The Guardian University Guide, 2013.
There is a ready market for graduates with a mathematical training, in recognition of both their specific skills and their broad analytical expertise. In particular, there’s an ever-increasing need across professions for graduates who not only have quantitative skills, but also know how to use them – that combination is what this course delivers.
It does so by taking a new approach to teaching mathematics – evident in both our teaching style and our emphasis on real-world applications. For example, you’ll use the mathematics computing laboratories as an integral part of your learning process, making your study as much experimental as theoretical.
Possible careers after this course range from industry (especially the telecoms, financial and biotechnology sectors) to public service (as statisticians and teachers), as well as management and modelling roles in business and consultancy.
In the National Student Survey, Mathematics at Stirling consistently, scores well for student satisfaction.
Studying for a degree means learning in different ways; managing your own time; conducting research; mastering new computer skills. We have the facilities and advice on hand to help you do all this - and do it well.
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If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.
INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. This course offers a route to study at University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Science, Computing and Engineering to the required standard provides guaranteed progression to this degree.
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
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If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.
A Scottish HND in related subjects with BB in graded units in Year 2 can give direct entry to the second year of our degree courses.
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 11,555.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years|
Please note: Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
You should expect to pay fees for every year you are in attendance and be aware fees are subject to revision and may increase annually. Students on programmes of study of more than one year should take this into account when applying.
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You will take Mathematics plus two other subjects in Year 1.
Year 1 teaching has been designed to make the transition from school to university as smooth as possible, with the material covered at secondary level reviewed, consolidated and applied before being developed further.
You will take core modules in the following:
The Mathematics Honours course covers a broad range of skills. You will take advanced modules covering the following key areas:
Many of the course modules are assessed by means of class tests and an end-of-semester examination. Additional weekly marked assignments are used by tutors and students to monitor progress. In some modules class tests are replaced by projects in which you will solve problems based on real-world data.
Typically, in the final semester you will undertake a challenging project or series of problems under the guidance of a project supervisor.
Eleven modules from the following:
In addition to Single Honours in Mathematics and its Applications, the subject can be studied in combination with many other subjects.
|Professional Education/Computing Science||GX91|
Mathematics can also be studied as a Bachelor's degree:
|Mathematics (three-year degree)||G100|
(For a Combined Honours degree the higher entrance requirements of the subjects usually apply.)
Full-time (three modules per semester).
Part-time (one or two modules per semester).
In REF2014 Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK with almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.
Teaching provision in Mathematics and Statistics has been assessed by the Scottish Funding Council and rated as ‘highly satisfactory’.
The University of Stirling welcomes applications from all countries.
You have the opportunity to study abroad through Stirling's well-established connections with several international universities.
The course places an emphasis of real-life motivation for both mathematical and statistical techniques, and provides course on pure and applied mathematics and statistics.
There is strong and active research group within Mathematics at Stirling with an emphasis on mathematical biology.
The Mathematics and Statistics Group provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment. This gives our students the opportunity to develop mathematically throughout the period of study.
With its emphasis on applicable mathematics, a degree in Mathematics and its Applications from Stirling provides both the theoretical background and the quantitative skills required for the solution of real-world problems.
Mathematics graduates can be found in many areas of employment: in industry (especially the telecommunications, financial and biotechnology sectors); in public service (as statisticians and teachers); and also in business and consultancy as managers and modellers.
Of particular relevance at Stirling is the growing need for graduates with mathematical skills in the biological and environmental sciences. Stirling has a strong record of research in the application of mathematics to biological problems, for example, the spread of diseases in animals, and offers Combined Honours degrees in the relevant disciplines.