Further information

Prizes and Scholarships

University scholarships are available for applicants and details are listed in our scholarship database.

Skills Gained

  • A broad knowledge and understanding of modern mathematics
  • A detailed understanding in certain specific areas of mathematics
  • The ability to formulate and solve complex real-world problems in mathematical language
  • A flexible and rigorous approach to problem solving
  • Confidence in technical writing and communication
  • The essential skills for successfully entering the career market

Professional Recognition and Exemptions

Mathematics at Heriot-Watt (submitted jointly with our research partner, University of Edinburgh) received the highest rating in Scotland at the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. Up to 7 exemptions from actuarial profession examinations are available from the Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science degree.