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Prospective undergraduates

The courses offered in Mathematics and Statistics at St Andrews are very popular and consistently feature in all teaching league tables as amongst the best in the UK.

The School has world class researchers in the core theoretical areas of mathematics as well as a number of cutting edge applications. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to pursue specialist options within a flexible and imaginative modular framework.



  • Consistently top 5 in the UK for the quality of our teaching. In 2017/18 we are ranked 3rd in the UK by the Complete University Guide, and by the Times & Sunday Times.
  • Joint 5th in the UK for the proportion of our research deemed Internationally Excellent or World Leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  • Excellent employment prospects for graduates.
  • Our degree programmes in statistics have been accredited by the Royal Statistical Society in recognition of the “breadth, depth, quality and foundation” of these programmes as well as their statistical content.



  • Wide range of degree courses.
  • Different points of entry available, depending on each applicant's mathematical background.  See entry requirements.
  • Wide range of honours options within mathematics and statistics, with a chance to specialise or take a broad selection.



  • First rate facilities for teaching and learning.
  • Modern PC laboratory on 24 hour access.
  • Strong tutorial support, especially at 1000 and 2000 level.
  • Entrance Scholarships available.
  • We cater for different mathematical backgrounds with different entry routes into mathematics.
  • University accommodation guaranteed to all entrant students.