University Of Glasgow Mathematics

University Of Glasgow Mathematics



Mathematics is a vast and ever-growing subject which incorporates successful explorations of numerical, geometrical and logical relationships.

Our ambassador scheme gives students the chance to spend time in schools, experiencing teaching at first hand and developing vital workplace skills.



You will take a number of courses covering matrices, linear equations, probability, complex numbers, vectors and calculus.


Courses will cover multivariable calculus, linear algebra, topics in applied mathematics, topics in linear algebra and calculus, introduction to real analysis, foundations of pure mathematics, graphs and networks, and enumeration and number theory with applications to cryptography.

You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2: see Flexible degrees.

YEARS 3, 4 AND 5

If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4), you will study a wide range of topics.

The Mathematics degree programme is for students who are interested in all aspects of mathematics, not just those aspects that have immediate applications. The Applied Mathematics courses allow students with a flair for mathematics who prefer the practical and applicable aspects of the subject to concentrate on these elements. The Pure Mathematics courses are ideal for students who prefer the abstract and logical aspects of the subject.

In fourth year you will have the opportunity to specialise in your area of choice and will undertake a project carried out under the personal supervision of a member of staff.

There is also an opportunity to take an MSci degree over five years, which explores mathematics topics in greater depth and includes an individually supervised research project.


There are currently two options available for study abroad: the Erasmus+ Programme (where you will study at a major European university for 3 to 12 months) and the International Exchange Programme, which allows you to spend time in one of our partner institutions in Australia, Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore or the USA. See Study abroad.


Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2017

Applicants to subject-combinations with Psychology must meet the Psychology degree programmeentry requirements.

BSc (Hons), MSci


  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Minimum of one relevant science subject required for all science degrees. We expect that students will pass the practical assessment of A-level sciences. Must include Mathematics at Grade B or above.

University Of Glasgow Mathematics


  • Standard academic entry requirements: S5 entry requirement = AAAA or AAABB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: S5 minimum requirement = ABBB. S5 & S6 cumulative requirement = AAAAAB
  • Other mandatory requirements: Minimum of two science subjects, one of which is relevant to the programme applied for. Must include Mathematics at Grade B or above.

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants, from AABB at S5/S6, based upon completion of a pre-entry programme.Ffor pre-entry programme eligibility and adjusted grade requirements, see Access Glasgow.


  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 34 points.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Three HL subjects at 6,6,5. Applicants must have a minimum of two science subjects, one of which is relevant to the programme applied for. While HL6 is preferred for both science subjects, SL6 may be considered for ONE. Mathematics at SL6 or HL6 (Mathematics Studies is NOT accepted).


Typical entry requirements for European qualifications: Science European Requirements [pdf]