In the National Student Survey, Mathematics at Stirling consistently scores well for student satisfaction.
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.
What makes Mathematics at Stirling special?
Since 2011, Stirling teams have been participating in an international competition:
Run by students for students. You get to know mathematics students in other years and develop many soft skills through the various team activities.
Summer jobs opportunities with national and international companies. Some paid internships are also available.
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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ABBB - one sitting.
AABB - two sittings.
BTEC (Level 3):
To include Mathematics.
SQA Adv. Higher:
To include Mathematics.
Year one minimum entry
Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units
English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions.
Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed.
considered to be equivalent to 1 Higher at Grade B
As listed above or equivalent.
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:
More information on our English language requirements
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.
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 12,140.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£9250 – with a generous package of scholarship options|
From 2016/7 onwards, the fees for overseas undergraduates will be held at the level upon entry.
If you plan to commence your studies at the University of Stirling in January 2018, please note you will be subject to our 2017/18 fees. Please contact us for more information.
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 (Four 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).
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 Applied Mathematics BSc(Hons) 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.