Mathematical Biology involves using mathematical techniques and computational tools to answer problems that arise in Biology.
New and exciting challenges in the life sciences are now being met using mathematical modelling, which is having a direct impact on health, social and ecological aspects of modern life.
Why study this course at Dundee?
The BSc in Mathematical Biology is the only dedicated undergraduate mathematical biology degree offered in the UK. We also offer a four or five year MSci.
Our course offers a unique blend of modern mathematics applied to important biological processes. For example, mathematics can be used to understand how cells in a tumour grow.
When you study here, you'll benefit from all the advantages of being a Mathematics undergraduate and will also be part of the world-renowned College of Life Sciences at Dundee.
The BSc (Hons) Mathematical Biology is a degree programme certified by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
We believe that undergraduates are best served by studying in a division that is active in research to the highest level, and we are fortunate in having an excellent international reputation for our research work, with a dedicated Mathematical Biology Research Group. Our courses are taught by those who have great enthusiasm for their subject, a dedication to it, and an appreciation of the needs of students.
What is so good about this course?
We are a relatively small division and operate with an excellent staff/student ratio. One advantage of this is that we can get to know each student personally, and so can offer a friendly and supportive learning experience. Staff are ready and willing to help at all levels, and in addition, our Student-Staff Committee meets regularly to discuss matters of importance to our students.
Computing power is used extensively in modern mathematics. You will have access to well-equipped PC suites, and be able to use specialist Mathematics software packages.
You will be able to join DUMaS (Dundee University Maths Society), an active society open to all students studying Mathematics or Mathematical Biology.