Mathematics at university encourages you to think in an entirely different way. As well as developing a rigorous mindset, a mathematics degree introduces you to new mathematical concepts and delves into areas you won' t have explored at school. By the end of your programme, you will specialise in an area of your particular interest. Learning a new way of approaching and analysing complex problems is a particularly valuable skill, applicable to many exciting career paths. This makes maths graduates extremely employable. Study to masters level This MMath Mathematics programme is a challenging five-year programme that takes you to masters-level work. It is designed for those who want to study in more depth, or who might want to use advanced mathematics in their careers or in research. You can choose to specialise in a particular aspect of mathematics or study courses from across the broad range offered by the School. It is possible to change between the BSc and MMath programmes up until the beginning of Year 4, subject to strong academic performance. Optional courses In Years 1 and 2, in addition to your mathematics courses, you will study courses in other subjects. These may be in related areas such as physics or informatics. Or choose from the wide and varied range offered across the University, including philosophy, economics or languages. From Year 3 onwards, you will study only your degree subject. Second Year Entry Well-prepared applicants can enter this programme in Year 2 and follow an accelerated programme. On this route, your studies will be focused on mathematics from the beginning, rather than including a range of subjects in your first and second years. On the accelerated programme, we support your Year 2 mathematics courses with extra courses covering the key ideas in algebra, calculus and proofs from Year 1 of the programme.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
Direct entry to second year is available. Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall with 5.5 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92||92 or above with 20 in each section (including Special Home Edition). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||176 overall with 162 in each component.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||176 overall with 162 in each component.|
|Trinity ISE||ISE II with a distinction in all four components.|
You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; SQA Intermediate 1 at A; SQA Intermediate 2 at C; GCSE/IGSCE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate Grade C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.