MSc in Mathematical Sciences. See here for how to apply.

World-class research: Quantum cryptography at the Quantum Communications Hub

Emphasis on small group teaching: comprehensive tutorial and seminar system to support students

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World-class researchmathematical biologists assemble viruses using group theory

Enthusiastic staff with broad, interdisciplinary research interests

World class research: E8 root lattice

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

Mathematical Sciences

Find out more about our MSc Mathematical Sciences course.

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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. 

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How we solved the mystery of the human sperm tail – and what it could mean for the future of IVF

Posted on Friday 29 March 2019

Dr Hermes Gadelha - Department of Mathematics explains.

Summer School Applications 2019

Posted on Tuesday 15 January 2019

2019 Summer School Applications are open.

Prizes for Mathematics PhD students

Posted on Tuesday 15 January 2019

This year's PhD prize-winners are announced.

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