Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
Mathematical Sciences

Our approach

Southampton has one of the largest and most successful Mathematical Sciences programmes in the UK. The interests of our research staff span pure and applied mathematics, statistics and operational research, which allows us to offer one of the widest portfolio of study topics available.

Undergraduate Study

The diversity of research interests in Mathematics is reflected in the broad range of undergraduate Honours Degree programmes that we offer; from vocationally related degrees, such as Mathematics with Actuarial Studies and Mathematics with Computer Science, to Single Honours Mathematics and Master of Mathematics.

All our undergraduate degree programmes are built around a flexible unit structure, enabling students scope to follow their own interests and career aspirations, including, for example, a year of study abroad.

The department uses a wide variety of modern learning and teaching methods involving small group tutorial work and computer-based learning that builds on what is taught in lectures.

Mathematics Sciences has a long-standing high reputation for the quality and innovation of its teaching, as reflected by its extremely high post-graduation employment rates, surveyed nationally. Our graduates have gone on to forge exciting careers from actuaries to aircraft design.

Graduate study

The Graduate School in Mathematical Sciences offers five MSc courses in Statistics, Medical Statistics, Operational Research and Actuarial Studies, and programmes of research and training leading to the degree of PhD.

These degree programmes are supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council and by company sponsorship.

As well as an induction programme for new research students, designed to integrate you into the research and social life of the school, we run an extensive training programme designed to equip you with advanced techniques at the forefront of research. All four of our research groups are rated as internationally excellent in the UK Research Assessment Exercise. The research environment is enhanced by our collaborative interdisciplinary approach and our diverse seminar and visitor programmes.

Related Staff Member

Key facts

Southampton is a leading UK research university with outstanding facilities, exceptional teaching, great accommodation and excellent sport and social amenities.

10 December 2018

Eight new Turing Fellows from Mathematical...

Congratulations to Jacek Brodzki, Philip Greulich, Ben Macarthur, H...

Read More
29 November 2018

Pupils across the UK gear up to solve the ...

More than 7000 pupils from about 700 schools and colleges across En...

Read More
26 September 2018

More League Table Success for Southampton ...

In the latest edition of the Times/Sunday Times Good University Gui...

Read More

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.