University of Southampton: Mathematical Sciences

University of Southampton
School of Mathematics

Mathematical Sciences at Southampton unites the study and teaching of pure and applied mathematics, statistics and operational research into one leading programme. Renowned for the quality of our research, we are one of the broadest communities of professional mathematicians, students and support staff in the UK.

Through our research, spanning a range of topics from the optimum delivery of healthcare, to the stability of electricity networks, we aim to contribute to solutions for some of today's key challenges.

The range and reach of our work means that our academics are working at the forefront of their fields, and this is reflected in the quality of our teaching. We offer broad and flexible degree programmes and the option to go on to study at the cutting edge of research.

With more than 60 active research and training links with industry, we give our students the opportunity to specialise in areas of direct interest to future employers.

Mathematical Sciences is also proud to be part of the University of Southampton, a global top 100 university (QS World University Rankings 2020), a top 20 UK university (Complete University Guide, 2020) and is a founding member of the Russell Group. 

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MSc degrees
Mathematical Sciences offers MSc courses in Statistics, Medical Statistics, Data and Decision Analytics, Operational Research and Actuarial Studies, and programmes of research and training leading to the degree of PhD.

These degree programmes are supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council and by company sponsorship.

As well as an induction programme for new research students, designed to integrate you into the research and social life of the school, we run an extensive training programme designed to equip you with advanced techniques at the forefront of research. All four of our research groups are rated as internationally excellent in the UK Research Assessment Exercise. The research environment is enhanced by our collaborative interdisciplinary approach and our diverse seminar and visitor programmes.

International Community
The University of Southampton has a vibrant and diverse international community of over 6,500 international students from more than 140 countries. We ensure you are supported from the start, offering a dedicated welcome programme, an International Office team and the opportunity to learn a language for free alongside your course.

We are also able to offer competitive scholarships for UK, EU and international offer holders. For Tier 4 Visa students, you are now able to stay for an additional 6 months after your course for work placements or to start a graduate role.

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What our students think
“I was able to study a very broad range of topics, with many optional modules to choose from. Another major highlight was the exposure we got throughout the whole course to industrial partners, which gave us an insight in to the many different areas that operational research is used, as well as a chance to make connections with people currently working in the field.”
Ruth, MSc Operational Research

You can apply on-line to study a postgraduate taught degree at Applicants should also upload documents as part of their application.

Please refer to the University’s Country Information page for detailed information on entry requirements, tailored to you.

For UK and international fees and funding information, visit Postgraduate fees and funding.

Contact details
Building 54 Mathematical Sciences
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

UK and EU postgraduate enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 9699

International enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 9699


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