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BSc (Hons)Mathematics and Biology

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £15,100 per year
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Overview

Mathematical training develops specific skills and broad analytical expertise, which are valued across all professions. There is also a particular demand for graduates who not only have quantitative skills, but also know how to use them.

This course delivers that sought-after combination – through their teaching style, and our focus on real-world applications of both mathematical and statistical techniques. For example, you’ll use the mathematics computing laboratories as an integral part of your learning process, making your study as much experimental as theoretical.

Computing Science and Mathematics division provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment, and they’ve a strong and active research group. Its primary interest is the application of mathematics to biology, economics and life sciences.

Biology course will teach you the full scope of life through multiple biological disciplines: from bacteria to blue whales, from enzymes to ecosystems. For the first two years you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the general processes that govern life on Earth, before specialising according to your interests in the latter half of the degree programme. As you develop your practical skills you’ll become involved with research, giving you the opportunity to contribute to biological discoveries.

Fieldwork will be an essential part of your training. In addition to fieldwork in Scotland, they run optional fieldtrips in Years 3 and 4. One course is currently situated in southern Europe (for example, recent trips have travelled to the French Cévennes Mountains, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, to the CERES Field Centre in Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina on the western Portuguese Atlantic coast). Another is based at Gabon’s Lopé National Park, in the heart of the western Congo Basin, where Stirling scientists have a long history of ecological and conservation management research.

Career opportunities

Jobs related to mathematics include:

analyst
accountancy
science research
systems developer
statistician
teacher
data
finance and insurance
modeller
software tester

There is a growing need for graduates with mathematical skills in business, research and the sciences. This course provides both the theoretical background and the quantitative skills you need to solve real-world problems.

From life science jobs to research and teaching, there’s a great deal of variation in jobs available to graduates with an Animal Biology degree including:

research scientist
science writer
medical writer
biotechnologist
higher education lecturer
microbiologist
nanotechnologist
conservation
pharmacologist
secondary school teacher
soil scientist
statistician
zoologist

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States