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School of Mathematics

School of Mathematics

The School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds is one of the largest mathematics departments in the UK, with over 1,050 students from 60 countries. We’re ranked top 20 by all the major UK league tables (The Complete University Guide 2019, the Guardian university league tables 2019, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

We conduct research across pure, applied and statistical mathematics. Areas of interest include astrophysical fluid dynamics, mathematical biology and medicine, financial mathematics, mathematical logic and industrial mathematics for complex materials.

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we were ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Mathematics for the quality of our research.

Our courses

A Masters course can really help you to stand out in today’s competitive job market. Our postgraduate courses range from flexible programmes that can be tailored to your interests, to tightly focused degrees that draw on the school’s strengths in research and collaboration.

  • Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics MSc
    Use advanced mathematics to explore the complex interactions governing the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans.
  • Data Science and Analytics MSc
    Big data is the future - learn to harness the power of large datasets for a wide array of applications.
  • Mathematics MSc
    Follow your greatest passions in mathematics, building your own course from the huge range of optional modules on offer.
  • Mathematics and Computer Science MSc
    Study sophisticated techniques at the forefront of both subjects in this interdisciplinary degree.
  • Medical Statistics MSc
    Learn advanced statistical modelling techniques, with a focus on applications in the context of medicine and healthcare.
  • Statistics MSc
    Acquire a broad base of skills and knowledge in statistics, choosing from a wide selection of optional modules.
  • Statistics with Applications to Finance MSc
    Study concepts like statistical computing, risk management and financial forecasting to gain a variety of useful business skills.

“I really enjoy my course because of the range of skills it offers the opportunity to develop. I have the opportunity to study statistics and DNA, actuarial science, computer science and a host of modules that stretch my thinking and analytical skills.

I have had the chance to be taught by world renowned researchers who are experts in their own fields. The tutors are so passionate about the modules and relate them to real life, allowing students to appreciate the beauty of mathematics.”

Rosemary Opandoh, Mathematics and Computer Science MSc

School of Mathematics


Mathematicians are needed almost everywhere – from accountancy and finance to IT, healthcare, engineering, environmental science and government positions, highly numerate graduates are in demand.

We have well-established links with industry in the UK and overseas, which is one of the many reasons why our graduates are highly sought after by employers.


We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to support and reward students from around the world.

Apply now to join us in 2019.


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