Direct entry to second year Pure Mathematics MMath (Hons) 2020 entry

It is possible for students applying for the Pure Mathematics MMath integrated Masters degree to enter directly into the second year of study, meaning you will complete your degree in only four years instead of five.

This popular option is offered to students with excellent Advanced Higher, A-Level or International Baccalaureate qualifications. 

Students who enter directly to second year will take modules required by the Pure Mathematics MMath programme from second year on, bypassing first-year modules entirely.

Direct entry students will have the opportunity to study abroad during their third year of study. 

To find out more information, or to discuss the possibility of direct entry to second year, please contact Admissions at


Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2150

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Course type

Master in Mathematics (Integrated Masters degree)

Course duration

Four years full time

  • Start date: 7 September 2020
  • End date: 30 June 2024

Entry requirements

These grades are the overall standards required to consider you for entry.

    • Advanced Highers: AA, including Mathematics
    • Highers: AAAAB
    • A*A*A, including A* in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics
    • 39 (HL 6,6,6), including HL6 in Mathematics

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry on to our programmes, please see our entry requirements for more information.

International applicants

If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.

How to apply

Do I need to have studied this subject before?

Yes, applicants are expected to have studied Mathematics at SQA Higher and Advanced Higher, GCE A-Level, or equivalent. 

Faculty entry requirements

You must also meet the Faculty of Science minimum qualifications. These vary depending on which qualifications you hold.

Other qualifications

Passes in other examinations at equivalent levels and subjects may be accepted by the Dean of the Faculty. More information on how to apply via other entry routes or accreditation of prior learning and experience can be found on the University’s entry requirements web page.

Find out more about Faculty of Science entry requirements.


The University publishes its expected timetables before the advising process, and aims to provide each student with a personalised timetable once module choices have been made and confirmed during matriculation.