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The study of Mathematics is a wide-ranging and important subject based around a particular way of thinking about the world. It is perfect for problem solvers and will open the door to some incredibly varied and dynamic careers.

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Why study Mathematics at Heriot-Watt?

Mathematics graduates will find their problem solving and numerical skills highly sought after across a wide range of careers. To take this diversity into account, our degrees are produced in a flexible modular form, with a range of specialist options available later in the course.

There is a strong emphasis on transferable skills training throughout our courses, including a careers course, a project preparation skills course and a dissertation-based project. This emphasis on careers contributes to our high graduate employment rates with internationally leading companies.


Enjoy this tour of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University showing our students, academics and facilities for Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science.

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Why Heriot-Watt?

Ranking (Mathematics, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

We are ranked 2nd in Scotland and 6th in the UK for Mathematics by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

Heriot-Watt Student Union

There's more to university life than simply getting your degree, and Heriot-Watt University Student Union is all about helping you to have the best possible experience while you study here.

Edinburgh Campus facilities

At Heriot-Watt University, we offer a wide range of services to help you deal with all aspects of your life with us, whether these be academic, personal, technical, financial or just plain fun!

Maths Gym

Maths Gym is a cross-campus initiative which aims to support all Heriot-Watt students, across all our campuses, to strengthen their mathematical and statistical skills and to boost their mathematical confidence.

Your career

Employers around the world actively seek out our graduates because they are work-ready. All our degrees are career-focused and relevant to the needs of industry. Around 95% of our students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Living in Edinburgh

Historic and beautiful, a cultural capital that fuels the senses whether you love the arts or nature, nightlife or study life, Edinburgh is stimulating and inspirational and never, ever boring.

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