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The award

How long you will study
5 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 1820 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14000 per year

All study options

About Mathematics at Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

Why this course?

The MMath is more challenging than the Honours degree. The aim of this course is to give you the training and skills you'll need for a career in Mathematics. Our graduates go on to work in research and development, telecommunications and consultancy.

Our course shows how mathematics is applied to solve practical problems, meaning you'll learn the skills that employers need. Statistics is the area of mathematics you'll use to explore and try to explain the uncertain world in which we live.

Our flexible degree allows you to transfer between courses with the opportunity to study abroad.

What you'll study

The MMath Mathematics is a five-year programme. Each year contains compulsory classes and some years contain either optional classes, which relate to different areas of mathematics, and/or elective classes from other subject areas in the University. Years 1 to 4 of the MMath and BSc (Honours) degrees follow the same curriculum. It's possible to transfer between the MMath course and BSc Honours course at all stages, subject to satisfactory performance.?

Years 1, 2 & 3

In addition to core mathematical methods, you'll study applied analysis, mechanics, numerical analysis and statistics. You also choose elective classes.

In later years, you'll choose from a range of Mathematics and Statistics classes from one or more specialist areas.

Years 4 & 5

You'll undertake a project and choose from classes in topics such as financial derivatives, mathematical modelling in biology and medicine, numerical analysis, and the mathematics of networks.

Mathematics & Statistics

If you take half of your third and fourth-year classes in Statistics you can graduate with the degree title of MMath in Mathematics & Statistics.

High Flyer Programme

Well-qualified applicants with appropriate A Levels and Advanced Highers will be admitted to the Faculty of Science prestigious 'High Flyer' Programme, which allows students to complete an Honours degree in three years and an Integrated Masters degree in four. If you are studying the relevant subjects you may receive a dual offer, specifying grades to direct entry to Year 2 as a High Flyer and also standard Year 1 entry.

Find out more about our High Flyer Programme.

Study abroad

You have the opportunity to spend time studying abroad, normally in the third year of the course. We have links with three universities in Europe for exchanges under the European Union's SOCRATES (ERASMUS) scheme.

You can study at:

  • University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland
  • Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
  • Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

We also have links with several non-European universities, and our students have recently studied abroad at:

  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • University of Otago, New Zealand
  • University of Toronto, Canada


You'll have access to well-equipped, modern computing laboratories and teaching rooms, as well as 24-hour access to an advanced computer information network and a sophisticated virtual e-learning environment. We have also an undergraduate common room which gives you a modern and flexible area that's used for individual and group study work, and is also a relaxing social space.  


Accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applicationsfor the purpose of meeting in full the educational requirement for chartered status.

Key facts

  • UCAS code: G101
  • Accreditation:Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Part-time study:available
  • High Flyer Programme:qualified applicants can complete the course in four years

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?


  • 2017/18 - £1,820

Rest of UK

  • 2017/18 - £9,250

Bachelor degrees at Strathclyde will cost £9,250 a year, but the total amount payable will be capped at £27,750 for students on a four-year Bachelors programme. Students studying on integrated Masters degree programmes - for example MSci, MEng and MPharm - will pay £9,250 for the Masters year.


  • 2017/18 - £14,000

Additional fees 

Course materials & costs 

Class materials (lecture notes and exercise sheets) for the majority of Mathematics & Statistics classes are available free to download. For some classes, students may need access to a textbook.  Textbook costs are typically in the £20-60 price range.  These prices are dependent on format (e-book, soft or hardback) and whether bought new or second hand.  

PVG scheme (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)

Third-year Maths and Teaching students will need to pay for the full price of a PVG membership scheme.  

Other costs 

£40 returnable deposit for PRS handsets.

Please note: All fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

How can I fund my studies?

Students from Scotland and the EU

If you're a Scottish or EU student, you may be able to apply to the Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Scottish students may also be eligible for a bursary and loan to help cover living costs while at University.

For more information on funding your studies have a look at our University Funding page.

Students from England, Wales & Northern Ireland

We have a generous package of bursaries on offer for students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales

You don't need to make a separate application for these. When your place is confirmed at Strathclyde, we'll assess your eligibility.Have a look at our scholarship search for any more funding opportunities.

International Students (Non UK, EEA)

We have a number of scholarships available to international students. Take a look at our scholarship search to find out more.

Available scholarships

We have a wide range of scholarships available. Have a look at our scholarship search to find a scholarship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum grades

Required subjects are indicated following minimum accepted grades.


Year 1 entry: AAAB or AABBB (Maths A, Advanced Higher Maths recommended)

Advanced Highers

Year 2 entry: AA (Maths A)

A Levels

Year 1 entry: BBB

Typical entry requirements: ABB (Maths A)

Year 2 entry: ABB (Maths A)

?Typical entry requirements: AAA

International Baccalaureate

34 (Maths HL6)


Offers entry to BSc in first instance

Additional information

Widening access

We want to increase opportunities for people from every background. Strathclyde selects our students based on merit, potential and the ability to benefit from the education we offer. We look for more than just your grades. We consider the circumstances of your education and will make lower offers to certain applicants as a result.

Find out if you can benefit from this type of offer.

International students

Find out entry requirements for your country.

Degree preparation course for international students

We offer international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at Strathclyde the option of completing an Undergraduate Foundation year programme at the International Study Centre.

You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

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