About us

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is home to experts in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics.

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Our research is helping to bring new understanding to the complex, intricate mathematical structures that the modern world is built on, with applications in disciplines ranging from finance to healthcare.

Sheffield's pure mathematicians work on some of the most abstract mathematical challenges, in fields including algebraic geometry and number theory.

We are an organiser of the Transpennine Topology Triangle, a key focal point for topology research in the UK.

To complement the University of Sheffield’s strengths in bioscience, we also have a critical mass of expertise in mathematical biology, while other researchers apply their expertise to particle astrophysics and cosmology, studying the most fundamental laws of the universe.

We host the internationally renowned Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre, one of the UK's largest research groups in the field.

Our research


Study with us

We are also training the next generation of mathematicians through our range of undergraduate degrees in mathematics and statistics.

This includes a number of dual degree programmes that allow students to study mathematics alongside accounting, computing, economics, management or philosophy.

We also run several masters courses across mathematics and statistics, and recruit new PhD students to support our research across pure mathematics, applied mathematics, probability and statistics.

Undergraduate study

Masters courses

PhD opportunities

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Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.