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Welcome to the Department of Mathematics.

We're a lively learning community with an emphasis on interaction: from small-group tutorials to the student-run Mathematics Society. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.

Dedicated study space

A productive environment, equipped with blackboards, for individual and group projects, as well as events led by our student-run Maths Society.

14th in the UK

for Mathematics (Complete University Guide 2023)


Our pure mathematics courses are accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

Our courses

Our courses are taught by dedicated staff, many of whom are world leaders in their specialities. We offer research-led teaching, as our staff integrate their expertise into their lectures, tutorials, problem classes and seminars. Our strong links within the University and with our partner organisations cover a full spectrum of mathematical sub-disciplines.

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Join some of York’s world-renowned mathematicians to investigate permutations, modular arithmetic, prime numbers and more, as we unlock the codes used by Roman emperors, Nazi Germany, and modern electronic communications.

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