Impatient to tackle real-world problems?
We are front-and-centre of the expansion of mathematics and data science into people’s everyday lives and the world around us. From training AIs to study gender and ethnic bias in markets, to building mathematical models of the human brain, to studying cow social networks (no, really), our work spans the range of pure and applied mathematics, statistics, data analytics and actuarial science. 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.
"In my first year, I was exposed to new areas of mathematics and economics, and adjusting to this, as well as being away from home for the first time, was a big learning curve. In my second year I applied for industrial placement schemes, captained the men’s tennis team to a league win, and launched an online clothing business with my dad. During my placement at Volkswagen Financial Services, I dedicated time to our business, and received a summer internship with Barclays Investment Bank. I’ve gained skills that will prepare me for the rest of my working life. Barclays have since offered me a place on their graduate scheme and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the future holds."
Our postgraduate courses are delivered by active researchers across a range of topics from applied mathematics, pure mathematics, applied statistics, applied probability and operational research.
Among our lecturers at Essex we have experts in innovative methods for teaching mathematics that make the process of learning complex mathematical concepts an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
We provide an active and stimulating environment to carry out your doctoral research in mathematics.
We are expert researchers who undertake prestigious ground-breaking research in a wide range of different topics in pure and applied mathematics, from algorithms to analysis, from algebra to animal behaviour, to combinatorics, differential equations, geometry, mathematical physics and more.
"Everybody knows each other and is super friendly in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. All the experience I’ve gained from doing research, teaching and supervising has made me realise that I really enjoy academia and want to develop my career as a researcher. I have loved my time at Essex so much. The international student and research communities are open and friendly, so I’ve not felt scared of living in a new country, choosing a new career path and speaking English all the time."
Want to quiz us about this subject? Got a question that just needs answering? Get in touch and we’ll do our best to email you back shortly.
We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision for you. We'll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities as described on our website. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to significant disruption, or in response to COVID-19, we'll let our applicants and students know as soon as possible.