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. 


York mathematician awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Posted on Wednesday 24 May 2017

Dr Haralampos Geranios has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.

Mystery of how sperm swim revealed in mathematical formula

Posted on Monday 20 March 2017

Dr Hermes Gadelha is part of a team who have developed a mathematical formula based on the rhythmic movement of a sperm’s head and tail, which significantly reduces the complexities of understanding and predicting how sperm make the difficult journey towards fertilising an egg.

Dr Peter M. Lee Obituary

Posted on Monday 20 March 2017

Dr Peter M. Lee, who was a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics from 1972 to 2005, has died of a brain tumour after a short illness.

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