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Mathematics MSc University of St Andrews



Course info


This MSc prepares students with a background in pure or applied mathematics for a PhD or a career in the private sector. A wide range of topics are covered including group theory, mathematical computing, combinatorics, fluid dynamics, solar theory, mathematical biology, and measure and ergodic theory.

Course information

The MSc in Mathematics consists of two semesters of taught courses run by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, followed by a dissertation undertaken over the summer months. This programme is particularly suited for those seeking a career in academic mathematical research or a mathematics-related career in the private sector.

Research degrees

The MSc in Mathematics prepares students for further postgraduate studies in mathematical research, and many graduates of the programme continue their education by enrolling in PhD programmes at St Andrews or elsewhere.


MSc in Mathematics graduates hold positions at leading universities or companies in areas as diverse as business administration, computer science and modelling, fisheries laboratories and pure mathematics.

Our recent graduates at Masters and Doctoral level have found employment in:

  • large consulting firms and major financial institutions including Scottish and Southern Energy, RBS, Capital One, American Express, Goldman Sachs and Tesco Bank.
  • the computer industry.
  • government agencies including GCHQ.
  • wildlife and conservation managers including the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Mathematics MSc.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£18,480.00 (17,17,130) per year


10 Sep, 12 Aug


University of St Andrews

College Gate,

St Andrews,

KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Entry requirement for international students

Students require an IELTS score of 7.0 with minimum component of 6.5 is required.

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