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Postgraduate research degrees in mathematics

Study in a supportive, creative and dynamic environment where you can pioneer research that crosses disciplinary boundaries. Tackle real-world problems with impactful research.

Why study maths at York?

Our vision is to advance mathematical knowledge and understanding through world-leading research. You'll be a part of an international mathematics community, with staff and students from all over the world.

We provide an excellent environment for research and impact, in which researchers at all stages can thrive and develop.

Our courses

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Research projects

Our academics are working on a wide range of projects suitable for you to join.


Our activities are structured through our research groups, which bring together academic staff and research students.

We pride ourselves on removing boundaries between subject areas, which encourages a culture of collaboration in our Department and beyond.

Depending on the topic of your research, you'll also have the opportunity to work with research centres collaborating across the University.

Visiting postgraduate researchers 

Spend up to a year in York as a visiting student from a university outside the UK.

Scholarships and funding

Find out about scholarships and studentships that are available to students in the Department of Mathematics.

Bespoke employability training

Our dedicated support team will help you present yourself at your best for the next step of your career.


  • Mathematicians are in great demand from a wide range of employers. You'll learn key skills in communication, problem-solving and critical analysis, all of which are highly sought after by employers.
  • Our Early Career Forum is a supportive group of researchers in the early stages of their careers and provides professional development and valuable networking opportunities.

Our graduates

Our graduates have gone on to work in a range of sectors including teaching, research, IT, banking and more.

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