Mathematical Sciences

Study mathematics and unlock the universal language for describing and understanding our world. You'll enjoy incredible career opportunities across a range of diverse fields from defence to health, and engineering to finance.

Adelaide's undergraduate mathematical sciences degrees are renowned for providing outstanding training in rigour and logical thinking. Consequently, our graduates are highly sought-after for their creativity, problem-solving and research skills.

Study at one of the world's leading universities

The University of Adelaide is consistently ranked in the world’s top 1% of universities.

One of Australia’s leading mathematics schools, our School of Mathematical Sciences will prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career at the cutting edge of human progress and discovery. You will have the opportunity to learn from numerous internationally-renowned researchers and academics.

Our undergraduate mathematical sciences degrees

Enhance your learning with a double degree or major

Each of our degrees enables you to specialise in either applied mathematics, pure mathematics or statistics. Take the Applied Mathematics major and you’ll study mathematical theories and practical applications of mathematics. Opt for Pure Mathematics and you’ll delve into abstract theories underpinning modern science and technology. Choose Statistics and you’ll focus on data collection, analysis and modelling to solve real-world problems.

The Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences offers other valuable options. You can choose an Applied Mathematics, Pure MathematicsStatistics or  Computer Science major, which provides a broad understanding of how computer scientists help solve global challenges. You can also undertake a double degree with engineering, teaching or finance. This would enable you to graduate with two qualifications—and even broader career opportunities.

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Guaranteed-entry requirements

Guaranteed entry is possible for both the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences and Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. If you meet the degree prerequisites and achieve a Selection Rank of 80 or above—including any adjustment factors you're eligible for—you're in.

Opportunities for high achievers

Do you have a Selection Rank of 95 or above?

Do you like to challenge your thinking? If you achieve a Selection Rank of 95 or above, consider our Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced). Students in this advanced degree undertake a structured program of study that introduces the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics and leads to a specialisation in at least one of the major areas of applied mathematics, pure mathematics or statistics. You must maintain a grade point average of five throughout your candidature in order to remain in this highly competitive program.

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)


Depending on your grade point average, you may be eligible to undertake honours. Honours consists of one further year of full-time study that includes a research component. This will give you a deeper understanding of your specialisation and allow you to demonstrate your commitment to further learning. It will also prepare you for postgraduate study, and significantly enhance your CV.

If you complete the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced), you’ll be offered honours entry automatically.  

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The University offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students. These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Career readiness

With such diverse skills, our mathematical sciences graduates are highly regarded by employers. Upon completion, you’ll be well-suited to roles across a wide range of industries, including in:

  • consulting engineering firms
  • pharmaceutical and telecommunications companies
  • biomedical research industries and institutes
  • banks and insurance companies
  • state and federal government agencies
  • research and academic organisations.

Graduates have secured exciting jobs with leading organisations such as: the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO); Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG); United Water; Santos; Bureau of Meteorology; and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Gain international experience as part of your degree

Studying overseas can be a great way to see the world, diversify your studies and enhance your CV. All our mathematical sciences degrees give you the opportunity to study abroad through a range of programs, including student exchange, study tours and summer and winter schools. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa.

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Information for parents

Is your child thinking of studying with us? If so, our degrees will pave the way for a bright future and provide the perfect environment for your child to flourish.

Information for parents