Department of Mathematical Sciences
About the Department
We offer a range of undergraduate programmes in Mathematics and Statistics, including a comprehensive BSc (Hons) Mathematics, Statistics and Computing. Employment prospects and salaries are excellent: our graduates work in fields such as mathematical modelling, government or medical statistics, management science, consultancy, software engineering and teaching. There are also opportunities for combined degrees incorporating subjects such as Computing, Business or Languages.
Our research groups in Fire Safety Engineering and Computational Modelling are at the leading edge of research at the boundary between mathematics and computing. The Fire Safety Engineering group has won a string of prestigious awards for its research including the Queen's Anniversary Prize 2002, British Computer Society IT Award 2001 and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects award for ship safety 2001. Other researchers work in more traditional areas of mathematics, statistics and operational research. The Department currently has over 40 PhD students as well as number of Research Fellows/Research Assistants.
Our two MSc programmes in Computational Science and Engineering and Fire and Evacuation Modelling Technology draw on our research excellence in these fields.
Our facilities (such as computer laboratories and mathematical software) at the Greenwich Campus are excellent. Greenwich plays an important role in the history of mathematics, with connections with such as Newton, Wren, Hooke, Halley and Burnside: the Department is proud of these mathematical associations.