Department of Mathematics


The Department of Mathematics offers a range of courses at undergraduate level (BSc and MMath), postgraduate level (MSc) and doctoral level (PhD).

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

If you want to find out about the exciting and various career opportunities with a mathematics degree, have a look at the maths careers website.


Our undergraduate programmes provide a broad range of modules in different areas of mathematics, as well as offering many joint degree programmes with other subjects, including computing, finance and music. Our MMath programmes provide the opportunity to deepen your mathematics training and experience.

We have an active Maths Society which organises social events and offers support to fellow students.

Postgraduate Taught (MSc)

Our MSc Mathematics provides postgraduate students with the opportunity to deepen and broaden their knowledge of mathematics. The postgraduate programme is particularly appropriate for students considering either an academic career or a research career in an area of business or industry where high levels of mathematical expertise are valued.

Postgraduate Research (PhD)

Our postgraduate research programme gives the opportunity to study a particular topic in depth at PhD level. The results of this study are presented in a doctoral thesis. Individual supervision is provided by one or more members of academic staff.

Why a Mathematics degree?

Mathematics graduates have many highly desirable and transferable skills such as, logical and analytical thought processes, problem solving skills and good IT skills.

These attributes make Mathematics graduates suitable for careers such as accountancy, actuary, financial advisor, financial trader, software design, computer analyst, statistical programing, weather modelling, flood prevention modelling, engineering and in the pharmaceutical industry to name a few. As well as being a perfectly qualified primary or secondary school Maths teacher.

Many of our graduates start their careers with some of the most sought-after employers. The destinations of some of our graduates are: 

BAE Systems Royal Bank of Scotland KPMG
Ashcombe School Accenture The Economist
PricewaterhouseCoopers Civil Service Lloyds
TSB Group Bluefin Friends Provident
ICAP UniChem Generics UK
Thames Water QinetiQ Liverpool Victoria Insurance

For more information on careers after your degree, take a look at our employability and careers section.

Student exchange

We offer the chance to study abroad as part of your degree, for a semester or a whole year, with student exchanges at Surrey. We work with University's in the USA, Singapore, Canada and Australia.

Related links

Find out more about the research activities going on in the Mathematics Department via the Surrey Mathematics Research Blog.