The Institute of Mathematics in Aberdeen is a thriving centre of mathematical teaching and research. At the Undergraduate level, students can choose between a single honours and a joint honours degree in mathematics. Our single honours students take a variety of fundamental and more specialised courses in mathematics, while joint honours degree students obtain a wider base education in mathematics and another subject (e.g., physics, computing science, economics, and even languages such as French and Gaelic). A programme in Mathematics and Engineering Mathematics combines the standard mathematics of the mathematics honours degree with the mathematics of an honours degree in engineering. The degree is designed mainly for students who are aiming for careers as professional mathematicians in industry.
Students already holding an undergraduate degree in mathematics can choose between our Postgraduate Taught Programme leading to an MSc in mathematics, and the Postgraduate Research Programme leading to a PhD. Opportunities for further study are available within our Taught Postgraduate and Research Postgraduate programmes.
Students of mathematics in Aberdeen will enjoy being taught by members of one of the strongest mathematical research group in the country. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the Institute was ranked number 8 in the UK, above the mathematics departments of many much bigger and more prestigious institutions.
While by research strength mathematics in Aberdeen compares favourably with some of the best universities in the UK, the department is still relatively small, and as such offers a much warmer atmosphere and a lot of personal attention to students.