Studying mathematics will teach you to understand complex patterns and structures, and to develop the tools with which to analyse them. Whether these patterns relate to physical or biological phenomena or the structure of mathematics itself, the primary aim is to describe, categorise, and understand the processes involved.
Students will acquire the analytical techniques, clear logical thinking and deductive reasoning necessary to explore some of these fascinating areas of research.
At St Andrews, mathematics students can study a broad range of mathematics and statistics, or specialise in either pure or applied mathematics. If you want to specialise in statistics, see the statistics page.
The School of Mathematics and Statistics covers the spectrum of mathematical sciences, including topics in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. The School offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, taught by recognised experts in their areas.
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