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Department of Mathematics and Statistics – University of Reading

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  • High Quality Teaching

    Seven consecutive years with at least 90% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey

  • Outstanding career prospects

    87% of our graduates are in work or further study within 6 months of graduation

  • Research with Impact

    86% of our research is recognised as World Leading or Internationally Excellent

  • Supporting diversity

    Our commitment to advancing women's careers has been recognised with a Silver Athena Swan award

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

We are a thriving and internationally renowned centre for teaching and research in mathematics, statistics, and their applications, and we welcome enquiries for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.





In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment (REF 2014), 86% of our research was recognised as 'World Leading' or 'Internationally Excellent'. We are also a partner in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Mathematics of Planet Earth with Imperial College London. Having a variety of active, leading-edge research fields enables us to inspire students in areas that interest them, and provide teaching from academics at the forefront of current research.

Equality and diversity

We strongly support equality and diversity in teaching and learning, and we hold Supporter Status for Good Practice from the London Mathematical Society, demonstrating our commitment to advancing women's careers, while our parent School was awarded the Athena SWAN Silver award in 2010, renewed in 2014, in recognition of our commitment to good employment practice for women.

Along with the Department of Meteorology and the Department of Computer Science we form part of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Our particular areas of expertise include Pure, Applicable and Numerical Analysis, Statistics and Applied Statistics, Complex Fluids and Theoretical Polymer Physics, the Mathematics of Human Behaviour, and Mathematical Biology.

Student satisfaction

In the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) we achieved 90% for overall student satisfaction – the seventh consecutive year in which we have achieved at least 90%.

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