B.Sc. On Campus

Mathematics (Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
25100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The BSc in Mathematics (Hons) at the University of St Andrews will teach you to understand complex patterns and structures, and develop the tools with which to analyse them. Whether these patterns relate to physical or biological phenomena or the structure of mathematics itself, the primary aim is to describe, categorise, and understand the processes involved.


Students of Mathematics will acquire the analytical techniques, clear logical thinking and deductive reasoning necessary to explore some of these fascinating areas of research.

Learning outcomes

With the BSc in Mathematics (Hons) at the University of St Andrews students who have a background in the sciences or who wish to study Mathematics alongside science subjects at St Andrews should apply for the BSc. 

For those interested in studying Mathematics alongside Arts subjects, the MA in Mathematics may be of interest instead.


The demand for mathematically able graduates exceeds the supply, and the career prospects for graduates in Mathematics from St Andrews are excellent. 

Clear logical thinking, deductive reasoning, confidence in data handling, and IT skills are attributes that are highly prized by employers.

Around one-third of Mathematics graduates go on to pursue postgraduate qualifications either in the UK or abroad, and develop research careers. Others gain employment in a variety of sectors including:

  • accountancy
  • actuarial profession
  • civil service
  • computing
  • intelligence (private sector)
  • investment banking and investment management
  • management consultancy
  • political risk analysis
  • technical and investigative science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Real and Abstract Analysis
  • Groups
  • Fractal Geometry
  • Linear and Nonlinear Waves
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Solar Theory
  • Bayesian Inference
  • Sampling Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline - 29 January for UK students


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

AAAB, including A in Mathematics and one other science from the following:

  • Biology (or Human Biology)
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Science or equivalent
  • Geography
  • Physics 
  • Psychology. 

GCE A-Levels

  • A*AA, including A* in Mathematics

IB points

  • 38, including HL6 in Mathematics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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