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Mathematical sciences

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Build your knowledge of maths concepts and techniques on our courses in pure and applied maths, statistics and operational research. The analytical and problem-solving skills you'll develop are valued by many different employers.

We're a major UK centre for teaching and research in maths and its applications. We're also ranked 7th in the UK for statistics and operational research (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). You'll receive regular feedback in workshops and tutorials, and benefit from seminars with renowned guest speakers. Our graduates have gone on to careers in academia, industry, government and other organisations.

  • Global top 40
    for statistics and operational research

    Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

  • Use specialist maths software such as Python and R
  • 90%
    of graduates employed or in further study

    Graduate Outcomes, 2018 to 2019 (latest data)

Mathematical sciences courses

Undergraduate courses

Mathematical sciences facilities

Student stories

Our research makes a difference

My research is centred on decompositions and exponent problems in homotopy theory, homotopy aspects of Toric Topology, Hopf algebras, and geometric problems related to cobordisms and string topology.
Professor of Mathematics
My work and teaching strive for an accurate and effective mathematical interpretation and understanding of the world around us, that will hopefully lead us to treat it better.
My work focuses on the optimisation of healthcare systems and the analysis of infectious disease models. I'm currently involved in projects on improving the operational efficiency of a local Emergency Department, to reduce waiting lists for cardiology procedures post-covid-19.
Professor of Operational Research


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University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ
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