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Mathematics & Statistics About the department

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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

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...

Find out about interesting projects we are currently participating in as well as news and events from the department:


  • Modelling the impact of fishing on the Firth of Clyde ecosystem

    PhD field trip aboard Marine Scotland and Scottish Environment Protection Agency survey vessels, to carry out sampling of the sedimentology and chemistry of the sea bed

  • Our Strathclyde Maths Week Activities, September 2018

    We had a full programme of activities taking place across the week to celebrate Maths Week Scotland!  We visited various schools in the community to show how fun maths can be and to encourage students to engage more with mathematics.  

  • Changing Arctic Ocean
    Academics from Strathclyde’s Departments of Mathematics & Statistics are involved in four of the 16 projects which make up the overall Changing Arctic Ocean programme.


  • Wed
    Talk from Prof. Herbert Huppert (University of Cambridge)

    3.30pm, Livingstone Tower, 9th floor, room LT908

  • Tue
    Talk from Dr Lehel Banjai (Heriot Watt University)

    4pm, Livingstone Tower, 9th floor, room LT907

  • Tue
    One-day workshop - Mathematics/Data Analytics/Crime

    10am - 4pm University of Strathclyde (open to all, free event - more details to follow)

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.