BSc (Hons) Applied Mathematics

Our Applied Mathematics degree will give you the skills, experience and expertise valued by a wide range of careers and businesses.

Applied Mathematics

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September 2021
  • Duration 48 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code G120
  • Study abroad opportunities

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Mathematics is about profound beauty, the rush-like excitement of the 'ah ha' moment and finding elegant solutions. It’s the relationship in patterns, systems, big data, technologies and science.

Mathematical training develops specific skills and broad analytical expertise, which are valued across all professions. There is also a particular demand for graduates who not only have quantitative skills, but also know how to use them.

This course delivers that sought-after combination – through our teaching style, and our focus on real-world applications of both mathematical and statistical techniques. 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.

Our Computing Science and Mathematics division provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment, and we have a strong and active research group. Its primary interest is the application of mathematics to biology, economics and life sciences.

We also offer you the choice and flexibility to study Mathematics in combination with subjects such as Accountancy, Computing or Finance.

Top reasons to study with us

Our undergraduate degree courses are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications.

Each year we offer the following prizes:

  • Outstanding performance in 1st year Mathematics modules
  • Outstanding performance in 2nd year Mathematics modules
  • Two prizes of membership of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications for outstanding performance in mathematics degree programme
  • The Francis K Bell prize for most improved student in 3rd year
  • The Kate Howie award for best 4th year student in statistics modules
  • A Faculty research prize for an outstanding research project

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What our students said

Calum Archibald
Calum Archibald
Scotland
BSc (Hons) Applied Mathematics
I think my studies have developed me so much as a person. I am more confident and find I can tackle any problem given to me.
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