## Why this course?

Mathematics is everywhere: weather forecasting, cash machines, secure websites, electronic games, liquid crystal displays and statistical data analysis. Our course shows how mathematics is applied to solve practical problems, meaning you’ll learn the skills that employers need.

Statistics is the area of mathematics we use to explore and try to explain the uncertain world in which we live. You’ll be familiar with the use of statistics in opinion polls and market research. It is also central to the manufacture and testing of many products, and, in particular, showing that modern drugs are effective and safe.

Our flexible degree structure enables transfer between courses with the opportunity to study abroad.

### What you’ll study

The BSc (Honours) degree is a four-year programme. Each year contains compulsory classes and some years contain either optional classes, which relate to different areas of mathematics, and/or elective classes from other subject areas in the University.

#### Years 1 & 2

In addition to core mathematical methods, you’ll study applied analysis, mechanics, numerical analysis and statistics. You also choose elective classes.

#### Years 3 & 4

You’ll choose from a range of Mathematics & Statistics classes from one or more of the specialist application areas.

As part of the final Honours year, you will undertake a research project that includes a written report and an oral presentation.

Topics offered in Honours-year classes include Dynamical Systems & Chaos Theory, the Mathematics of Finance & Mathematical Modelling in Biology & Medicine.

### Mathematics & Statistics

If you undertake a statistical project and take half of your 3rd and 4th year classes in Statistics you can graduate with the degree title of BSc (Honours) in Mathematics & Statistics.

### High Flyer Programme

Well-qualified applicants with appropriate A Levels and Advanced Highers will be admitted to the Faculty of Science prestigious 'High Flyer' Programme, which allows students to complete an Honours degree in three years and an Integrated Masters degree in four. If you are studying the relevant subjects you may receive a dual offer, specifying grades to direct entry to Year 2 as a High Flyer and also standard Year 1 entry.

Find out more about our High Flyer Programme.

### Study abroad

You have the opportunity to spend time studying abroad, normally in the third year of the course. We have links with three universities in Europe for exchanges under the European Union's SOCRATES (ERASMUS) scheme.

You can study at:

- University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland
- Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
- Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

### The Andersonian Mathematical Society

This society is run by our students and organises various mathematically, socially or sport focused events for staff and students.

### Accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications for the purpose of meeting in full the educational requirement for chartered status.