Department rated excellent by Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Comprehensive tutorial and seminar system to support first year students.

Strong emphasis on small group teaching.

Enthusiastic staff with broad, interdisciplinary research interests.

Department of Mathematics


Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at the University of York.

We are a community of mathematicians from all over the world, engaged in world-class research and committed to excellence in teaching with a special emphasis on small groups and a friendly atmosphere. If you would like to find out more about our activities, take a look around our website or get in touch via

Professor Niall MacKay
Head of Department

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Our values

We support the principles laid out in the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme, and aim to create an inclusive, mutually supportive community which enables everyone to do their best possible work and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect regardless of individual characteristics such as age, gender, disability, religion or ethnicity. 

We hold the Bronze Award of the Athena SWAN programme for women in science. Eight of our academic staff are women, along with about 40% of our students. 


Paul Busch - President of the International Quantum Structures Association

Posted on Monday 3 October 2016

Paul Busch has been elected President of the International Quantum Structures Association (IQSA).

European Women in Mathematics: Kasia Rejzner

Posted on Thursday 21 July 2016

Women of Mathematics throughout Europe: A gallery of portraits features Dr Kasia Rejzner.

Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award 2016: Christopher Hughes

Posted on Wednesday 20 July 2016

Dr Christopher Hughes, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, was presented with a Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award.

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