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

Ebola Virus. Credit: NIAID / flickr (CC BY 2.0)

World-class researchmathematical biologists assemble viruses using group theory

Enthusiastic staff with broad, interdisciplinary research interests

World class research: E8 root lattice

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


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

Friday 29 March 2019

Dr Hermes Gadelha - Department of Mathematics explains.

Summer School Applications 2019

Tuesday 15 January 2019

2019 Summer School Applications are open.

Prizes for Mathematics PhD students

Tuesday 15 January 2019

This year's PhD prize-winners are announced.

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Postgraduate study


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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 work and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.‌

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