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Department of Mathematics and Statistics – University of Reading

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  • Outstanding career prospects

    92% of our undergraduates are in work and/or study within 15 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.



International Foundation Year programme

Looking for 2021/22 courses?

If you would like to start studying Mathematics at the University of Reading in 2021, please view our 2021/22 undergraduate courses.



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.


Our undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply to undertake a placement to enhance work-related skills and develop a network of professional contacts, as well as strengthening employability prospects.

You can be confident you will receive support and advice in finding a placement, writing a CV, and improving your interview and assessment centre skills.  Also, that we will continue to keep in touch with you whilst you are on placement.

Read more about our placements

Seminars and events

Details of all recent and forthcoming seminars and events.


Browse the latest publications, reprints and reports by members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

the team

Meet the team who will teach, support and inspire you.

Join our team: information on funded postdoctoral fellowships.

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. Our parent School was awarded the Athena SWAN Silver award in 2010, renewed in 2014 and again in November 2017, in recognition of our commitment to good employment practice for women.

Visit our SMPCS Equality and Diversity webpages to find out more.


We run a range of exciting outreach activities for students and teachers.

Impact and external collaboration

The Department has a long and established track record of impactful research working  with a wide variety of industrial and academic partners. Find out more about our research impact and external collaborations.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18; First Degree responders from Mathematics. Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.

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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