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. 


Prof. Evgeny Sklyanin awarded Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2017

Professor Evgeny Sklyanin, of the University of York's Department of Mathematics, has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship in order to dedicate his time to his new ‘Hypergeometric Analysis and Integrability’ research project.

PhD Student Mirjam Weilenmann's research highlighted as an Editor's Suggestion in Physical Review Letters

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2017

Congratulations to PhD student Mirjam Weilenmann, whose research as a master's student at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters (PRL) and is the Editor's Suggestion feature in issue 117.

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).

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