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Mathematics BSc
Mathematics BSc

Mathematics BSc

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

Entry Requirement

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 (online from July 2019): Overall 105, Accepted for September 2022 entry, Accepted for January 2023 entry only if offer issued by 31 May 2022,

  • 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

Mathematics is vital to the physical and engineering sciences, and very significant in the economic, social and biological sciences. It is the essential tool with which scientists formulate theories and analyse their consequences.


Our well-thought-of programme consists of two main threads which progress throughout the four years of study; Analysis and Algebra. In addition, in the first two years we teach several courses on foundations. In the final two years we broaden the options to other areas of Mathematics such as Topology and Geometry.

Mathematics is a powerful universal language used to describe situations in abstract terms. At the heart of manipulation with abstract mathematical objects are precision, logical thinking and reasoning skills. Studying and doing Mathematics requires a high level of communication skills. Employers highly value these skills and the subsequent versatility of our graduates.

Both the MA and BSc Mathematics degrees study the same core courses. The difference comes in the choices that students can make through their optional courses.

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Year 1

Compulsory Courses

  • Calculus 1 (MA1005)

  • Algebra (MA1006)

  • Calculus II (MA1508)

  • Set Theory (MA1511)

  • Getting Started at the University of Aberdeen (PD1002)

Optional Courses

Select a further 60 credit points from courses of choice.

Year 2

Compulsory Courses

  • Linear Algebra i (MA2008)

  • Analysis i (MA2009)

  • Linear Algebra II (MA2508)

  • Analysis II (MA2509)

Optional Courses

Select a further 60 credit points from courses of choice.

Year 3

Compulsory Courses

  • Group Theory (MX3020)

  • Metric and Topological Spaces (MX3036)

  • Rings & Fields (MX3531)

  • Analysis III (MX3035)

  • Analysis Iv (MX3535)

  • Differential Equations (MX3536)

Optional Courses

Select one of the following:

  • Financial Mathematics (MX4087)

  • Knots (MX4540)

Plus select a further 15 credit points from courses of choice.

Year 4

Compulsory Courses

  • Galois Theory (MX4082)

  • Project (MX4023)

  • Complex Analysis (MX4557)

Optional Courses

Select 60 credits from level 4 MX courses, plus a further 15 credit points from courses of choice.

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Career Opportunity

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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