Mathematics & StatisticsAbout 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.

  • Our research emphasises how mathematics and statistics can be applied in the real world
  • Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees develop mathematicians and statisticians who are able to translate their skills into any career they choose
  • Strong links to business, industry and government

Our department is ranked 11th in the UK for Mathematics & Statistics in the Complete University Guide Subject League Table for 2020. 

Here are just a few reviews from our recent students:

“(The course) equipped me with analytical, problem solving, and data analysis skills using R programming language, Microsoft Excel and working on real-life projects, to position myself with the right skill set needed on the day-to-day basis of my job.” Maryam, 2017 graduate... Read full review

"Studying at the university itself has been a fantastic experience. Everyone in the department's been incredibly friendly and approachable and I feel that I have been well supported with my studies here." Rosalyn, 2018 graduate... Read full review

As well as an array of undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities, you can also choose to pursue a research career with us.  Find out more about our areas of research.

News and Events, bringing mathematics to life...

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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.