Postgraduate study

Mathematical Sciences

We have a long history of innovation in teaching, and we have a firm research base with strengths in both pure and applied mathematics.

Why choose to study Mathematical Sciences with us?

Loughborough has everything I imagined: real academic content, laboratory exercises, sports, leisure and culture. My PhD gives me consistent creative ability and independence. I love it.

JULIET, PhD student

  • 21st in the UK for Mathematics (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • 87% of research classed as 'internationally recognised' (REF 2014)

We are committed to driving forward innovation across the teaching and research of both pure andapplied mathematics.

We attract 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, we have an international reputation, with four fifths of research rated internationally-leading (or better) in REF 2014.

Our department consists of around 35 members of staff and 50 PhD students from all over the world. Our work is complemented and underpinned by senior visiting academics, research associates and a large support team.

Inspiring collaborations

The programmes on offer reflect our strengths, and in some cases represent established collaborative training ventures with industrial partners. Our graduates go on to work with companies such as BAE Systems, Citigroup, Experian, GE Aviation, Mercedes Benz, Nuclear Labs USA and PwC.

We are the proud holder of the Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of our commitment to gender equality and our work to advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) subjects.

We are 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.

Extracurricular opportunities

We have a wide variety of clubs and societies for you to get involved in outside of your studies. A popular opportunity for voluntary work is the STEM project where you can work as a Science and Engineering Ambassador to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities to young people in local Schools.

Our facilities

Our extensive range of first-class facilities are designed to help you throughout your studies and fully-equip you for your future endeavours.

Our superb 440 acre, single-site campus is one of the largest in the UK and offers great facilities for every aspect of student life. You can benefit from a friendly and inclusive atmosphere, with comprehensive support systems in place for our thriving postgraduate community.

Our Department undertakes research in both pure and applied mathematics and is located in the newly-refurbished Schofield Building.You will have access to spacious study areas, with the latest audio-visual equipment to support teaching and research.

Alongside our excellent library and IT services, also available on campus is a bank, a Medical Centre and physiotherapist, grocery stores, a cycle shop, a parcel service, a pharmacy and an opticians. The local bus service links the University with the town centre and railway station, and students can ride for free across campus.