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Department of Mathematics

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

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

World-class researchmathematical biologists assemble viruses using group theory

Enthusiastic staff with broad, interdisciplinary research interests

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Department of Mathematics

My colleagues and I have been very disappointed not to have been able to see more of our students in person recently, and are working towards a return to on-campus teaching this autumn. We are especially looking forward to recreating the small-group seminars, friendly atmosphere and positive engagement with mathematics that we all so enjoy. We will of course also be maintaining our current online teaching materials, and will be happy to offer online support teaching for anyone unable to study in York due to the pandemic. 

With best wishes, 


Professor Niall MacKay, Head of Department, June 24th 2021


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For information on how the University is dealing with COVID-19, please check the Coronavirus webpages.

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. You can find out more about the department here

Professor Niall MacKay, Head of Department.

Undergraduate study


Maths-based marine management project wins £1.5m funding

Tuesday 27 July 2021

An innovative research project which combines multidimensional mathematical models, marine ecology and consumer behaviour to redefine fishing catch limits has been awarded £1.5m funding.

Making Cubature on Wiener Space Work

Wednesday 14 July 2021

We’re excited to announce that Dr Christian Litterer, a Lecturer and member of our Mathematical Finance and Stochastic Analysis Research Group, has begun work on his New Investigator Grant “Making Cubature on Wiener Space Work”.

Welcome to Dr Chris Bowman

Wednesday 5 May 2021

We have great pleasure in welcoming Dr Chris Bowman to the Department. Chris will be joining our Algebra group, with a five year Early Career Fellowship funded by EPSRC looking at Tensor and wreath products of symmetric groups.

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Postgraduate study


PhD Studentship in the Mathematics of Superforecasting


Celebration of Mathematicians

Dr Nira Chamberlain

Dr Nira Chamberlain is a British mathematician and chartered scientist based in Birmingham. He is a Principal Consultant at SNC-Lavalin, and in 2020 became the President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.  

Our research

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 work and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.‌

We hold the Bronze Award of the Athena SWAN programme for women in science

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