School of Mathematics

Undergraduate Study

We offer a range of degrees with a flexible structure and wide choice of courses, so you can tailor your studies to your interests and career plans.


The University will be open and ready to teach at the start of the new academic year. As we adapt to this Covid-19 pandemic we are shaping our delivery to ensure that all students - whether here in Edinburgh with us, or elsewhere in the world and joining us a little later in the academic year when circumstances allow - will be fully part of our community. We will maintain contact with you to make you aware of any relevant updates regarding the University. For the most up-to-date information and advice please see: Covid-19 updates - prospective students.

A degree from the University of Edinburgh involving mathematics or statistics is a prestigious degree from a prestigious university. The School of Mathematics is currently ranked in the UK's top 5 universities for mathematics the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. It is highly regarded and our graduates have an excellent employment record.

The central importance and influence of mathematics is reflected in the variety of degrees and joint degrees that we offer. We teach a broad curriculum of various types of mathematics, flexibly structured to include core courses and a wide range of options.

As well as our four-year broad programmes, we also offer Second Year Entry to a selection of our programmes.

Degree programmes

Our range of programmes includes options which specialise in particular branches of mathematics, as well as joint honours degrees with various subjects.

Second Year Entry

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Scottish degree programmes typically take four years to allow the option to study other subjects. However the School of Mathematics also offers options to complete degrees in three years.

Degree overview

All of our programmes start with a common core of mathematics courses, with increasing options for specialisation in later years depending on your interests.

Student support

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There are various avenues of support available in the School to help you succeed in your studies.

Student blogs

Our student bloggers share their experiences of studying mathematics at the University of Edinburgh.

Funding, fees and scholarships

Information on fees, funding, and scholarships awarded by the School of Mathematics.