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Applied Science and Basic Science
Applied Mathematics BSc
Applied Mathematics BSc

Applied Mathematics BSc

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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English Requirements

  • IELTS Academic and IELTS Online (not IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training), Overall - 6.0, Listening - 5.5 or above, Reading - 5.5 or above, Speaking - 5.5 or above, Writing - 6.0 or above

  • TOEFL iBT and TOEFL Home Edition (online)

  • The University accepts MyBest scores for the TOEFL iBT test in addition to TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date: Overall – 78,

  • TOEFL DI code is 0818, Listening - 17 or above, Reading - 18 or above, Speaking - 20 or above, Writing - 21 or above

  • Cambridge B2 First or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency, Overall – 169, Listening - 162 or above, Reading - 162 or above, Speaking - 162 or above, Writing - 169 or above

  • Duolingo English Test : Overall 105, Minimum of 90 in the sub scores for literacy, conversation, comprehension and production

  • LanguageCert Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) Communicator B2, Online, Listening - 33 or above, Reading - 33 or above, Speaking - 33 or above, Writing - 33 or above

  • PTE Academic, Overall - 59 or above,  Listening - 59 or above, Reading - 59 or above, Speaking - 59 or above, Writing  - 59 or above

  • Trinity ISE – Trinity Integrated Skills in English, Pass overall at ISE II with a distinction in writing and merit in the other three skills.

Course Information

Applied Mathematics at Aberdeen gives you all the benefits of a top-quality mathematical education in a thriving centre of mathematical teaching and research, with focus on how we apply mathematics to better understand our world today. You will have a great choice of courses, individual attention in small classes, and a challenging syllabus which emphasises reasoning, rigour and application.

Pure maths is about solving problems and developing theories within mathematics but applied maths is more about using mathematical theory to solve problems in other areas, including science, engineering, and physics. A lot of the theory that gets developed by pure mathematicians later becomes useful for applied mathematicians (and engineers, physicists etc.).

You will learn from teachers and researchers internationally recognised as leaders in pure mathematics, especially algebra, analysis, geometry and topology and on their application to complex systems, particularly in biology.

Mathematics and computational science are used in almost every field of science, engineering, industry, and technology and a degree in Applied Mathematics is the gateway to a wide variety of challenging careers.

However, it’s not just about crunching numbers – it is about solving problems and looking for opportunities. Employers are keen to recruit mathematicians because they can think logically and analyse new developments in business, commerce or technology, opening up opportunities especially in the financial sector, computing and information technology, geophysics and data analysis.

You will thrive in our friendly and vibrant international community, on our beautiful medieval campus with great facilities for learning, sports and leisure, and the many opportunities to develop the extra skills and interests – and the broader horizons – that will give you the competitive advantage in whichever career path you choose.

This Applied Mathematics BSc programme covers the core courses as studied in the pure Mathematics BSc degree.

Additional core courses offered specifically in the Applied Maths degree include, Engineering Mathematics and Advanced Calculus. There are also a range of optional courses that can be chosen from both maths and physics areas.

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Year 1

Compulsory Courses

  • Calculus 1 (MA1005)

  • Algebra (MA1006)

  • Calculus II (MA1508)

  • Set Theory (MA1511)

  • Programming 1 (CS1032)

  • Understanding Data (ST1506)

  • Getting Started at the University of Aberdeen (PD1002)

Year 2

Compulsory Courses

  • Linear Algebra i (MA2008)

  • Analysis i (MA2009)

  • Linear Algebra II (MA2508)

  • Analysis II (MA2509)

  • Probability (MA2010)

Optional Courses

Select a further 45 credit points from courses of choice.

Year 3

Compulsory Courses

  • Group Theory (MX3020)

  • Analysis III (MX3035)

  • Analysis Iv (MX3535)

  • Differential Equations (MX3536)

Optional Courses

Select MX4086 OR MX4087 (Financial Mathematics)


Select 30 credits from:

  • MX3036

  • MX3531

  • MX4540 (Knots) OR MX4549

Plus select 15 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Metric and Topological Spaces (MX3036)

  • Rings & Fields (MX3531)

  • Optimisation Theory (MX4086)

  • Geometry (MX4549)

Year 4

Compulsory Courses

  • Project A (PX4011)

  • Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos Theory i (MX4085)

  • Modelling Theory (MX4553)

  • Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos Theory II (MX4555)

Optional Courses

Select MX4086 - Optimisation Theory OR MX4087 Financial Mathematics (run in alternate years)

Select 15 credit points from courses of choice, plus select 15 credits from MX4 courses.

  • Optimisation Theory (MX4086)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Applied mathematicians go on to careers in computer science, engineering, and business. You may decide to specialise and study to postgraduate level or you may decide to work and specialise at the same time.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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