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.

Study with us

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.

Outreach for schools and colleges

We offer taster sessions for year 12's to experience university life and masterclasses for secondary schools to inspire young minds to pursue mathematics.


Our staff members

Professor Gianne Derks

Professor 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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