Leading a revolution in maths


Maths Scholarships

Our Department offers scholarships for talented undergraduate and postgraduate students. These range from £250 to £6,000 and have various criteria. A bursary is also available to undergraduates who make us their first choice on their UCAS form.

Maths at Essex has a broad reach. From identifying key factors in recession-hit towns to being at the centre of the University’s pioneering work on data, you’ll join expert mathematicians who undertake ground-breaking research which makes a difference every day.

We want you to be the best you can be and are committed to developing the mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians of the future. We are award-winning teachers and passionate academics, and our staff and students know each other personally – we are a true academic family.

Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you graduate with the Essex mindset that maths is far more than an academic discipline: maths is everywhere.

Our strengths

  • Small and friendly department
  • 90% of our students are employed in graduate jobs 6 months after graduating
  • Free language courses, study abroad and placement year opportunities
  • Dedicated workstations for research students
  • One of our University's founding departments

Placement courses

Students in a meeting during a work placement

Four of our undergraduate courses including BSc Mathematics can now be taken with a placement year. Take your course with a year’s work placement and gain invaluable experience for your CV.

Maths Support Centre

Members of Maths department staff with a student

Our Maths Support Centre is open to all students, staff and members of the public. It is staffed by a friendly team of student advisers from our department who can help with maths problems you're having at any level.

News and events

News and events

Check out our news and events section for the latest information about publications, research excellence, awards and achievements by our staff and students.