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Prizes and Medals

The School awards the following prizes to its undergraduates:

  • Margaret Stewart Prize: Awarded to the best student(s) in the first year class in Mathematics
  • Carstairs Book Prize: Awarded to the best student in Second Level Mathematics.
  • Tullis Medal and Prize: Awarded to the best student(s) in Second Level Pure Mathematics
  • Duncan Prize (Applied Mathematics second level): Awarded to the best student of Applied Mathematics at Second Level
  • Duncan Prize (Statistics second level): Awarded to the best student of Statistics at Second Level
  • D.E. Rutherford Prize: Awarded to the best student(s) in the Junior Honours class in Applied Mathematics.
  • Alexander Stewart Prize: Awarded to the best student in the Junior Honours class in Pure Mathematics.
  • Duncan Prize (Statistics Junior Honours): Awarded to the best student of Statistics in the Junior Honours year.
  • Duncan Prize (Applied Mathematics Senior Honours): Awarded to the best student of Applied Mathematics in the Senior Honours year.
  • Arthur Hinton Read Memorial Prize: Awarded to the student(s) who shows greatest distinction in Pure Mathematics in the final Honours examinations.
  • Duncan Prize (Statistics Senior Honours): Awarded to the best student of Statistics in the Senior Honours year.
  • Royal Statistical Society Prize: Awarded to the best Senior Honours student in Statistics on a programme accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.
  • Brian Shaw Memorial Prize: Awarded to the best student in Numerical Analysis.
  • Duncan Prize and Medal: Awarded to the student(s) who completes the best Senior Honours dissertation(s) in Mathematics.
  • Sanderson Prize: Awarded to the best overall final year student in the School.

In addition, the School also awards the following medals to its undergraduates:

  • First level B.Sc. Mathematics & Statistics medal
  • First level M.Math. Mathematics & Statistics medal
  • Second level B.Sc. Mathematics medal
  • Second level M.Math. Mathematics medal
  • Second level B.Sc. Statistics medal
  • Second level M.Math. Statistics medal
  • Third level B.Sc. Mathematics medal
  • Third level M.Math. Mathematics medal
  • Third level B.Sc. Statistics medal
  • Third level M.Math. Statistics medal
  • Fourth level B.Sc. Mathematics medal
  • Fourth level M.Math. Mathematics medal
  • Fourth level B.Sc. Statistics medal
  • Fourth level M.Math. Statistics medal

Deans' List

This is an annual award for academic excellence, promoted by the Deans of the University.

Undergraduate students who achieve an outstanding overall result in the course of an academic year have their names inscribed on the Deans’ List, an honour which will also appear on your University transcript. Only students taking no fewer than 120 credits counting towards an approved degree programme over the course of an academic year will be eligible and all credits have to be taken within the four Faculties of the University of St Andrews. Any student who meets all the criteria and who obtains a credit-weighted mean grade of 16.5 or above for the year will be recorded on the Deans’ List. The rules will be adapted for part-time students, who must achieve the minimum credit-weighted mean of 16.5 inthe pro rata equivalent of 120 credits over the course of an academic year.

Postgraduate taught students who achieve an outstanding overall result are eligible for the Deans’ List at the point of award or graduation. Only students who successfully complete their intended award will be eligible, and all credits have  to be taken within the four Faculties of St Andrews. Any student who meets these conditions and who obtains a St Andrews GPA, the credit-weighted mean of all grades awarded from both taught and dissertation modules (where applicable), of 16.5 or above will be recorded on the Deans’ List. Guidelines for Credit, Grades and Awards for Taught Postgraduate students is at

Full details of all the criteria and conditions for the Deans’ List are available on the University website (and for PGT students in Taught Postgraduate Guidlines for Credit, Grades and Awards (PDF, 496 KB)).