Our internationally recognised research demonstrates the impact of mathematical sciences on everyday life.

We provide solutions to contemporary issues such as data security and hospital waiting times, and continue to explore important questions in fundamental mathematics.

Our environment

Our active research groups collaborate with leading academic researchers across the world. We also offer a lively postgraduate environment, with a large community of postgraduate researchers working in our specialist areas.

In addition to the substantial funds we attract from the Research Councils and European Union, the School receives significant awards from the Leverhulme Trust, the Ministry of Defence, the Wellcome Trust, GlaxoSmithKline, and Proctor and Gamble.

Research in the School is supported by the University's Advanced Research Computing facility (ARCCA), one of the largest academic computational resources in the UK, as well as High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales.

Quality of our research

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 we achieved a GPA of 3.08, ranking us 19th in the UK. We ranked 9th for the percentage of our research that is 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. A distinctive feature of our submission was that 100% of our research was rated as 'outstanding' or 'very considerable' for its impact in terms of its reach and significance.


Our researchers are committed to finding new benefits to their work by collaborating with a number of other disciplines. Current examples of this include research into convection of the Earth's mantle and inverse problems in brain imaging.

The EPSRC funded research network on inverse problems, aims to bring together groups in the UK interested in the mathematics of both pure and applied problems which arise in Inverse problems, with the goal of producing greater synergy. The network will run between 28 December 2016 and 27 December 2019.

We also work with other leading UK and international universities as well as with a range of industrial partners.