School of Mathematics

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Algebra, Geometry and Quantum Fields (AGQ), brings together researchers in fundamental mathematics and physics from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Heriot-Watt University. Together they will lead the UK's first CDT to offer specific training in algebra and mathematical physics, alongside geometry and topology.

The School has an outstanding reputation in undergraduate and postgraduate education, and offers a wide range of undergraduate, MSc and PhD programmes.

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We work with a wide number of external organisations on collaborative research projects, consultancy work, and student activity. Find out more about how to work with us on future projects.

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Our research is broad-ranging, and as part of the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, we form one of the UK's leading research centres in Mathematics.

The School of Mathematics leads on the Centre for Statistics, an interdisciplinary centre uniting data-driven researchers from across the University of Edinburgh and Associated Institutions, building the capacity needed to address key scientific and societal challenges. ​​​​​​

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The School of Mathematics has a talented team of staff and students who work hard to communicate their love of mathematics to the wider community.

Software and services

Software: The School of Mathematics is home to several world-leading software packages.

Consultancy: Our dedicated consultancy unit are flexible and available to support projects varying in size.

Our blog spotlights different areas of the School of Mathematics community, giving an insight into the range of activity and work we do.

The School of Mathematics is dedicated to valuing and celebrating diversity, and ensuring equality of opportunity for all staff, students, and visitors. We are committed to creating a community which is inclusive and respectful of all our staff and students, and their lived experiences. Find out more about our strategy plus useful resources.

The School of Mathematics are committed to making positive change in areas surrounding climate and sustainability. We are aiming to do this via our world-leading research and our engagement with industry, as well as through our curriculum to inspire the next generation of mathematicians.