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About Cardiff School of Mathematics

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Main entrance of the School of Mathematics building.

Cardiff University School of Mathematics is a large school with approximately 50 members of staff and 500 Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. The School has one of the largest intakes in the UK at the undergraduate level, with 120-140 new students being admitted to single-honours mathematics degree schemes each year. Teaching within the School is research led which reflects the focus of the school. Students are taught by internationally recognised scholars who are themselves shaping the future of their respective fields.

The school offers a choice of Single Honours and Joint Honours Undergraduate degree programmes, providing modules covering a wide range of subjects within Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research.

As well as undergraduate study the school also offers a lively postgraduate environment. Opportunities are provided to study at Postgraduate Taught and Research level and in 2010 two new Postgraduate Taught MSc courses began in Operational Research and Applied Statistics and Operational Research, Applied Statistics and Risk.

The School of Mathematics has a strong research ethic and prides itself on fostering world class research in some of the most significant areas in mathematics. Research extends across several areas, notably Analysis and Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Operational Research and Statistics. In the recent independent assessment of research quality in British universities, the School was submitted under Pure Mathematics and was ranked 8th in the UK for research power.

You will find that the School offers a friendly atmosphere and that staff are approachable and helpful. The School offers a modern working environment with facilities of the very highest standard. There is a flourishing Maths Society whose activities and social events contribute to the friendly atmosphere and good staff-student relations enjoyed by the School.

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