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We explore the length and breadth of pure and applied maths and statistics. Our graduates go on to make an impact across a huge range of rewarding careers.

Leonardo da Vinci: The father of fluid mechanics

Leonardo da Vinci: The father of fluid mechanics

As Sheffield celebrates Leonardo da Vinci with a major exhibition, Dr Elena Marensi explains how the artist's studies of flowing water made him the father of her discipline, fluid mechanics.

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Weishan Shi

Masters courses in mathematics and statistics

Our range of MSc courses provide a great stepping stone towards a career in mathematics and statistics in the age of big data.

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Shaun Quegan

University of Sheffield mathematician wins environmental award

Professor Shaun Quegan has received for a prestigious award for his work on a satellite that will monitor climate change by weighing the Earth's forests.

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Study with us

Students come from all over the world for our range of degrees. You can cover everything from the beauty and intricacy of pure mathematics to its applications in business, computing and medicine.

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Our research

Our researchers are unlocking fundamental mathematical principles and developing new statistical tools. Our PhD programme is a chance for you to make your own contributions to our understanding of mathematics.

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We take our inspirational teaching around the world through our joint degree programme with China's Nanjing Tech University. At home, our Statistical Services Unit helps solve statistical problems for the public and private sector.

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