School of Mathematics


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The School of Mathematics

University of Edinburgh: School of Mathematics

We are one of the world’s leading mathematical sciences departments, with an innovative educational environment and a vibrant academic community. We are home to internationally excellent researchers and are proud of the breadth and depth of our mathematical research. Quantitative skills have never been more in demand, and with close links to industry and weekly employability events, our graduates leave with all the attributes they need to take the next step.

Choose a programme that suits your career goals

The breadth of our MSc offering allows you to choose a programme that will help you launch your career in industry or continue into research. On all of our programmes, you will develop your existing skillset and expand your network. Whether you want to work in data science, technology, finance, consultancy, or academia, our MSc programmes will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need.

You will be taught by expert academics who are conducting leading research in their field, and our wide range of available courses allows you to tailor your degree to suit your interests.

We have excellent connections with industry, and for some programmes offer the opportunity to complete your dissertation in collaboration with organisations and work on real-life problems. Weekly employability events are hosted to support your development, ranging from CV writing support and networking advice, to alumni career showcases and presentations from popular employers.

The School of Mathematics

Join a world-leading university

We have been a world-leading global institution since 1583, and our thriving university community is helping to shape the future. You’ll be living and studying in Edinburgh - a bustling and historic capital city.

  • The University of Edinburgh is currently ranked 16th in the world and consistently ranks in the top 20. (QS World Rankings 2022)
  • Edinburgh is ranked as the 2nd best student city in the UK. (QS Best Student Cities 2022)
  • We are ranked Top 5 in the UK for Mathematics. (QS World Rankings by Subject 2021)

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