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. 


New online system set to reduce hundreds of chemical tests on animals

Posted on Friday 23 June 2017

Scientists at the University of York and SimOmics Ltd have developed a new online data sharing system which could reduce the need for hundreds of laboratory tests on animals.

Scientists step closer to drug treatment for Hepatitis B

Posted on Thursday 22 June 2017

A major new insight into how Hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection, which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide.

Researcher Links Trilateral Workshop: UK (British Council/Newton Fund), Brazil (FAPESP) and Uruguay (ANII)

Posted on Thursday 8 June 2017

Exploring the potential of biological soft matter in agrifood challenges. Full funding available for Early Career Researchers

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