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?

We have an excellent reputation

Top 15 in the UK for Mathematics (Guardian University Guide 2021)
Top 15 in the UK for Mathematics (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
87% of research rated 'internationally recognised' (REF 2014)

This is reflected in our degrees

...and our research opportunities

Did we mention we have a strong reputation for the quality of our research?

87% of research classed as 'internationally recognised' (REF 2014) We are committed to driving forward innovation across the teaching and research of both pure and applied 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.

Gender equality is important to us

We are 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.

Our students have a lot of great things to say about us

Jack Shardlow


Mathematical Sciences alumnus

Studying at Loughborough as an undergrad was three of the best years of my life. I wished to continue Loughborough experience, gain a MSc to further improve my job prospects and be able to use the world-class sports facilities on a day to day basis.

Ojiako Chinasa Juliet


Mathematical modelling of gas plasma interactions with liquids PhD

I love the fact that my 'complete' life is all within the University. The multi-cultural nature of the University makes me happy and has given me the great privilege of making friends from different parts of world.

You'll have access to great facilities across our campus

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.

Please note that access to certain facilities may be limited in line with COVID-19 safety measures.