Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced)

The University of Adelaide

The Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) is for high-achieving students wishing to study mathematics and statistics while developing high-level research skills. Students undertake a structured program of study that introduces the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics, and leads to a specialisation in at least one of three majors: Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, or Statistics. The degree also provides students valuable exposure to the mathematical sciences research culture, through three exclusive Advanced Mathematical Perspectives courses. Students must maintain a high grade point average throughout their studies in order to remain in this highly competitive degree.

Course Fee:

International: $123,000

Entry Requirements:

Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics; International Baccalaureate: Mathematics (HL grade 3). If Stage 2 studies were undertaken prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was known as Mathematical Studies.


Students take courses to the value of at least 72 units comprising a core mathematical sciences requirement, including advanced level coursework, together with a number of electives. Students must complete at least 18 units of level 3 courses chosen from Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics together with Advanced Mathematical Perspectives III.

Subjects you can Study:

Applied mathematics; Pure mathematics; Statistics

Study Pathways:

Students completing the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) will be automatically eligible for entry to the of Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences Honours. Honours consists of one further year of full-time study that includes a research component.

Further information:

To remain in this highly competitive program, students must maintain a high grade point average (GPA) of 5 throughout their candidature.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Mathematician, Statistician,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 88.6 Yes Part time 6 years
North Terrace 88.6 Yes Full time 3 years

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