Mathematical sciences
Mathematics at Plymouth is a blend of high-level research and excellent teaching involving over 30 academic staff. In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework 68 per cent of our research papers were classified as World Leading or Internationally Excellent. This research is across pure and applied mathematics, medical and financial statistics, theoretical physics and simulations using high performance computing. 

We have a proud track record of supporting our students to master challenging material: 100 per cent of our BSc (Hons) Mathematics students graduating in 2015 agreed in the National Student Survey that our staff are good at explaining things. Similarly 100 per cent agreed that staff have made the subject interesting, 100 per cent agreed that the course is intellectually stimulating and 100 per cent agreed that their communication skills had improved during the degree.

Find a full list of our undergraduate courses on this page. For more information follow the appropriate course link.

Mathematical sciences research

​Our research covers a wide range of mathematical and statistical fields through our Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

Excellence in pure and applied mathematics, statistics and theoretical physics.

Further information on our research

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Studying mathematics at Plymouth

Professor David McMullan, Associate Head of School, and final year student Dan Hodges discuss what it’s like to study here, and show you some of our facilities.