NEW: MSc in Mathematical Sciences. Apply now for September 2018.

#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

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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Year in Industry

Posted on Friday 16 February 2018

MMath students are now being given the opportunity to apply for a Year in Industry.

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

Posted on Wednesday 24 January 2018

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

Combating viruses: Code breakers turn code writers

Posted on Wednesday 1 November 2017

Researchers who successfully cracked a code that governs infections by a major group of viruses have gone a step further, creating their own artificial code.

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