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School of Mathematical Sciences

A student works on a maths problem using a blackboard in the maths student centre.

Our expertise spans applied mathematics and theoretical physics, operational research, pure mathematics and statistics. We are in the world top 40 and 7th in the UK for statistics and operational research.

We're one of the broadest communities of professional mathematicians, students and support staff in the UK. Our research, ranges from the optimum delivery of healthcare, to the stability of electricity networks. Our academics are working at the forefront of their fields, and this is reflected in the quality of our teaching. With more than 60 active research and training links with industry, we give our students the opportunity to specialise in areas of direct interest to future employers.

Mathematical Sciences research groups
  • 7th in the UK
    for statistics and operational research

    QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2021

  • Bronze Athena SWAN award

    We're committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment

  • Over 100 partnerships

    We've worked with Boeing, Glaxo Smith Kline, the World Health Organisation, Tesco and Southampton City Council

Maths can help us understand living systems by clarifying the implications of the ideas we hold about them.
Assoc Vice-President Interdisc Research


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Student office

Building 54, Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, UK time

The Student Hub: 24/7 support

The Student Hub can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by online chat, email or telephone.

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