The school has active research groups in many branches of applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. It is also host to the Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology with much of the research undertaken is multidisciplinary and crosses traditional boundaries. In the last Research Assessment Exercise all units of assessment performed well with applied mathematics placed fifth in the research power ranking and statistics ranked sixth for quality. Over 95% of research across the school was judged to be of international standard.
The school has over 50 permanent academic staff along with numerous research fellows and senior associated staff, and has a strong and vibrant body of postgraduate students. Their contributions to the school’s research efforts are significant and much valued. Postgraduate students are encouraged to participate in the many school research-related activities, and attend appropriate national and international conferences.