Why study here?
An inspiring place to study and learn
Situated in the idyllic 330-acre University Park Campus the School of Mathematical Sciences is one of the largest and strongest mathematics departments in the UK, with around 70 full-time academic staff. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), the University of Nottingham was ranked 8th in the UK in terms of 'research power'.
The School of Mathematical Sciences uses a combination of approaches to ensure that all students, regardless of background and experience, get the most out of their studies.
Each student has a personal and academic tutor who guides their studies as well as helping with the selection of modules that match interests and ambitions. Tutors take an interest in students' personal and academic development. He or she can answer your questions, as well as offer guidance and encouragement in your studies.
The School has a dedicated Teaching Officer, to help all students in their first year with the transition to studying mathematics at university. Our Teaching Officer is available to help with any aspect of the core mathematics program as well as being available to help with general and study-related issues, including adapting to university life and coping with being away from home.
Module lectures are supported by a selection of problems classes, coursework and private study. Some modules also include computer practicals or laboratory work. Through this multi-faceted approach, you will have the opportunity to develop more than just academic knowledge, you will: refine your communication and presentation skills, improve your use of information technology, and become more independent and organised.
If you like the idea of some international travel, the School offers students the chance to study abroad for one semester in their third or fourth year of study.
Listening to students
The Learning Community Forum (LCF) provides students with a forum in which to have a constructive say about how their course operates. The committee consists of both staff and student representatives from the School of Mathematical Sciences. It gives students an opportunity to raise any issues affecting teaching, learning and student support as well as providing an opportunity for students to receive feedback directly from staff.
Our staff have an international reputation for the excellence of their research, and they maintain extensive links with colleagues in industry and academia, both in the UK and overseas. This framework allows us to offer up-to-date degree courses that will give you exceptional insight into cutting-edge mathematics.
High quality research is undertaken in a broad and diverse range of areas in mathematics and statistics. We have very active groups of researchers with many research groups within the school.