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Welcome to the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham

Mathematical Sciences at Durham offers a unique blend of high-quality teaching and research in Applied & Computational Mathematics, Mathematical & Theoretical Particle Physics, Pure Mathematics, Probability and Statistics. We pride ourselves on combining world-leading research with a dedication to the learning experience of our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Our curriculum and degree structure is monitored and regularly updated to provide students with the best possible mathematical and general skills, equipping them for a rapidly changing professional environment. Our degree portfolio has recently been enriched to offer the possibility of a year in industry and a new route in statistics that will give interested students practical experience of problem solving in a commercial environment.

Find out more about us
7th in The Complete University Guide 2022
5th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
Joint 1st in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research impact (REF 2014)
Award Athena Swan Bronze Award Holder

Study with us

  • Undergraduate study

    We offer a balanced honours degree programme which allows choice from a wide spectrum of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics.

    Two students working together at a computer.
  • Postgraduate study

    We currently offer three taught MSc degrees: Mathematical Sciences; Particles, Strings and Cosmology; and Scientific Computing and Data Analysis.  Each of these offers a gateway to a variety of careers in the public and private sectors, and a natural pathway to a PhD.

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Undergraduate study

We offer a balanced honours degree programme which allows choice from a wide spectrum of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics.

Two students working together at a computer.

Postgraduate study

We currently offer three taught MSc degrees: Mathematical Sciences; Particles, Strings and Cosmology; and Scientific Computing and Data Analysis.  Each of these offers a gateway to a variety of careers in the public and private sectors, and a natural pathway to a PhD.

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Congratulations to Our New Graduates!

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Message from Head of Department

Our location

Our new, purpose built home realises an imaginative design that provides an inspiring environment for mathematical research and scholarly activities of the highest standards.

It has been created to enhance the staff-student relationship and give our students a strong sense of belonging as well as fostering constructive interdisciplinary exchanges, both with industrial partners and with colleagues based in other departments.
Meet our staff
Tutor helping a student on a computer.

Student updates

Hear from our Mathematical Science students.

Highlights

Understanding Quantum Physics shouldn’t be so darn hard!

PhD student Laur explores Quantum Physics.
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A day in the life of a third-year Maths student

Third year maths student Maisie tells about her day-to-day life at Durham University.
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Get in touch

Find out more about our undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Sciences & Computer Science Building
Durham University
Upper Mountjoy Campus
Stockton Road
Durham University
DH1 3LE

 

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 3050

Fax: +44 (0) 191 334 3051

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