Department of Mathematics

We’re a small and friendly department and we run a lively range of undergraduate courses. Students can study a core maths curriculum – or combine this with economics, statistics, finance, physics and music. Our teaching and research are well integrated, and our academic interests include pure and applied maths. We often focus on real-world areas where these two disciplines combine.

We also boast an active postgraduate research community, while our award-winning Professional Training placements help our graduates secure jobs across a wide range of sectors, including prestigious City firms, the civil service and various industry positions.

PhD research students, smiling and discussing work.


The research interests of the department cut a broad swathe through both pure and applied areas of mathematics.

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The knowledge and expertise of our academic staff ensure the quality of all our courses, so that you are well placed to progress to the next stage of your career.

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Latest blog posts


Paper of Daniele Farotti and Jan Gutowski published in Classical and Quantum Gravity

The paper “Supersymmetry enhancement of heterotic horizons“, co-authored by Daniele Farotti...


Anne Skeldon is co-author of a chapter in a major book on sleep medicine

Anne Skeldon and Derk-Jan Dijk (Director, Surrey Sleep Research Centre) are co-authors of Chapter 38...

Our staff members

Professor Gianne Derks

Head of Department of Mathematics

I graduated as an "Ingenieur in Mathematics" at the Technical University of Eindhoven in 1988 and I got my PhD from the University of Twente in 1992. In 1993/94 I was awarded a NATO Research Fellowship to do research at the University of California Santa Cruz and the MSRI in Berkeley. In the following year 1994/95, I was a Research Fellow at the Simon Fraser University in Vancou...


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Department of Mathematics
Thomas Telford building (AA), floor 4
University of Surrey