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Mathematics

Maths is the study of patterns and structure in the world around us.

Mathematics
Mathematics is the language that underpins the rest of science. 

Maths at Essex is not what you would expect and has a genuinely broad reach; from exploring the economic impact of the social networks of cows, to the mathematical modelling of brain evolution to improve patient care - our research explores issues of global importance. Our students are involved in solving scheduling problems at the Port of Felixstowe, leading the data revolution at the heart of London’s “Tech City”, and the University’s pioneering work on big data. This is your chance to explore issues that have a real impact on people’s everyday lives and the world around us.

Why study here?
  • As well as being world-class academics and researchers, we are award-winning teachers.
  • We are Top 25 for Mathematics (TGUG 2018).
  • We coordinate mathematics and statistics support for universities within the Eastern region.
Mathematics at Essex has a broad reach. 

We are expert statisticians who undertake prestigious ground-breaking research. From exploring the economic impact of the social networking of cows, to advancing our understanding of crowd behaviour by modelling a zombie apocalypse; from identifying key factors in the regeneration of recession-hit towns, to being at the centre of the University’s pioneering work on big data; we are at the heart of a revolution in mathematics teaching.

Why study here?
  • No hierarchies, an open door policy and a dedicated mathematics peer mentoring scheme mean that our students and staff know each other personally.
  • From circular Sudoku to mathematical modelling of brain evolution to help improve patient care – our research has real impact.
  • Our students run a renowned Maths Support Centre which offers advice to other departments at Essex and far beyond – we have calls from as far afield as China.
We provide an active and stimulating environment to carry out your doctoral research. 

Members of our department are active in research across a range of topics from the disciplines of applied mathematics, pure mathematics, applied statistics, applied probability and operational research.

Why study here?
  • No hierarchies, an open door policy, and a dedicated mathematics peer mentoring scheme mean that our students and staff know each other personally.
  • From circular Sudoku to mathematical modelling of brain evolution to help improve patient care – our research has real impact.
  • Our students run a renowned Maths Support Centre which offers advice to other departments at Essex and far beyond – we have calls from as far afield as China.
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