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.


We currently plan to deliver a mix of in-person and digital teaching for the academic year starting in September 2021. We are monitoring government guidance on Covid-19 prevention measures and we will adjust our 2021-22 plans in response to any relevant changes. Based on current information we expect some physical distancing measures are very likely to still apply when the academic year starts in September 2021. 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.