About us 

The School of Mathematics is one of seven schools in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The school is situated in the Watson Building on the main Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham.


  • The school conducts research in a broad range of pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. There are flourishing research groups in algebra, analysis, combinatorics, continuum mechanics, geometry and mathematical physics, mathematical biology and healthcare, mathematical optimization, computational statistics and data science, topology and dynamics.
  • Our research involves international and multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework the vast majority of our research outputs were rated as internationally excellent or world-leading.

Undergraduate study

  • All Undergraduate students in the school are taught in tutor groups of around 6 and meet weekly with that tutor for the first two years. 
  • The school offers a variety of undergraduate degree courses. We provide a first rate education to all of our students throughout their studies at Birmingham.
  • The undergraduate courses involve a range of learning environments developing many skills to prepare students for future employment or further study.
  • The school was one of only two mathematics departments to be awarded full marks in the last national Assessment of Quality in Education.
  • In the 2020 NSS 87% of BSc students said they were overall satisfied with their course.
  • The Mathematics Learning Resource Centre provides an excellent environment for undergraduates to work independently, in groups, or with help from postgraduate students.
  • The university hosts a national education programme that champions Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) teaching at universities.

Postgraduate study

  • We offer a variety of research and taught postgraduate degree courses
  • Postgraduate research is supported by one-to-one supervision by leading experts. Students are provided with personal office space and a computer for their individual use.
  • Our range of MSc courses are taught by world experts in the fields, and include a dissertation with one-to-one supervision.
  • The school is a member of the Mathematics Access Grid (MAGIC), which delivers high level courses to postgraduate students using interactive video conferencing.