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Department of Mathematical Sciences

 Department of Mathematical Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Sciences at Durham offers a unique blend of high quality teaching and research in pure mathematics, theoretical physics, numerical analysis, biomathematics, statistics and probability theory. We pride ourselves on combining world-leading research with commitment to the learning experience of our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our core objective is to achieve and maintain academic excellence in an environment recognising diversity and a healthy gender balance as undeniable strengths, and to lead by example in our efforts to inspire our young mathematicians, students and researchers, to embrace a career that will continue to provide what attracted them to a Maths degree: the fun of mathematics, its sheer elegance and understated beauty, and the thrill of solving puzzles.

The curriculum and degree structure is frequently revisited and modernized to provide our students with the best possible mathematical and general skills, so that they adapt swiftly in a rapidly changing professional environment. For example we now have a new degree programme with a year in industry that will give interested students practical experience of problem solving in a commercial environment as well as enhance their employability. Read more...

Professor Anne Taormina
Head of Department


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Recent Publications


Contact Details

Dept of Mathematical Sciences
Durham University
Science Laboratories
South Rd.
Durham DH1 3LE

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Durham University's Undergraduate Prospectus for 2014 entry now available here

The Maths Faculty provides free, short films of university lecturers speaking on topics directly from the A-level curriculum.

MSc in Particles, Strings and Cosmology

MSc in Mathematical Sciences

The department offers an MSc. in Mathematical Sciences.

MSc in Biophysical Sciences

The department is involved in the delivery of the new MSc. in Biophysical Sciences.