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Mathematics & Statistics About the department

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Strathclyde lies at the heart of the University's aim to develop useful learning.

All our degrees, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, develop mathematicians and statisticians that are able to use their skills effectively in whatever profession they chose. As well as our core degrees in mathematics and statistics we have many joint degrees with other Departments around the University - from business studies such as accounting, finance and economics, to areas of science such as physics, computer science and data analytics.

The Department is made up of around 40 academic staff, a number of teaching assistants and about 50 research postgraduates.

Find a member of our staff.

Our research

Our research emphasises the applicability of mathematics and statistics to the real world, with world renowned research groups who investigate topics in healthcare, ultrasound engineering, fluid dynamics, fisheries science, social and societal networks and collaborations with industrial and healthcare companies and governmental organisations around the world. 

Find out more about the research carried out in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

In the REF 2014, almost all of our publication outputs submitted for assessment were judged to be of at least internationally recognised quality and 11% were graded as world-leading.

70% of our examples of the societal impact of research received 3* or better grades, with 30% being considered outstanding.

Based on these scores, we were ranked 23 out of 53 mathematical sciences departments in the UK on Research Power, and 5th in Scotland.

Research funding

Funding comes from several sources, including the EPSRC, NERC, University Awards, Carnegie Trust, UK industry and the EU.

Strong working relationships have been developed with researchers in many institutions throughout the world, including other universities, research establishments and industry.

Our location

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics are located in Levels 8, 9 and 10 of the Livingstone Tower, situated on the corner of Richmond Street and North Portland Street.

Visitors should use the main Richmond Street entrance and report to the Department Main Office on the 9th floor.