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#1 Mathematics department in the Russell Group (National Student Survey 2017)

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 research: mathematical biologists assemble viruses using group theory

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

Mathematical Sciences

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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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Royal Society University Research Fellowship awarded

Posted on Thursday 14 June 2018

Congratulations to our post-doc David Simmons on the award of a 2018 Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

Professor awarded £1.3m EPSRC Fellowship

Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2018

Professor Reidun Twarock, Departments of Mathematics and Biology and York Centre for Cross-disciplinary Systems Analysis, has been awarded an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship for a project investigating virus structure, function and evolution that could lead to the development of novel anti-viral strategies.

University of York Team comes 2nd in the South Eastern Hedge Fund Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

Posted on Thursday 3 May 2018

A team of students from the University of York which included students from the department of Mathematics comes 2nd in South Eastern Hedge Fun Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

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