Mathematical Sciences

About the department

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Loughborough University strives to develop mathematically gifted graduates, train postgraduate students in specialist topics, and further the development of mathematics and its application through cutting edge research.

I was attracted to the University for the support it provides to students, including the Mathematics Learning Support Centre, which I have found really helpful during my time here.

Heena Patel, MMath Mathematics

The Department has attracted staff and students from all over the world, making it a diverse and stimulating environment in which to study. Active in high quality research across the broad spectrum of mathematics, the Department has an international reputation, with four fifths of research rated internationally leading or better in REF 2014.

In addition, the Department works very closely with the award-winning Mathematics Education Centre that has been providing academic support to Loughborough students and leading research on the way mathematics is taught and learnt since 2002. Loughborough University won the Outstanding Support for Students award at the Times Higher Education Awards 2011, for its work in Mathematics and Statistics support.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is the proud holder of the Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its commitment to gender equality and its work to advance the representation of women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine) subjects.  It is also part of the London Mathematical Society's Good Practice Scheme which supports mathematics departments interested in embedding equal opportunities for women within their working practices.

We are located in the Schofield building, located centrally on the University campus. The building has recently undergone a £4million refurbishment to equip it with dedicated resources for mathematics students.