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Welcome to the Department of Mathematics

PhD studentships in Mathematics for September 2015 admission are advertised here.

Overseas (ex-EU) students!  If you are seeking a Sussex Chancellor's award you must apply now.

The Department of Mathematics is currently offering seven fully-funded PhD studentships. These studentships pay a tax-free bursary of £13863 per year, plus a fee waiver worth £3996 per year, for 3.5 years.  These awards are available to UK and EU students.

The Department hopes to obtain at least one studentship for an Overseas (Ex-EU) student via the Sussex Chancellor's awards.

The increased investment in scholarships reflects the Department's recent growth in faculty and its continuing success in attracting funding from research councils, including the award of an EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant.

Why Mathematics at Sussex?

  • Our lecturers have an outstanding reputation... the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), 90 per cent of our mathematics research and 97 per cent of our mathematics publications were rated as recognised internationally or higher. The Research Groups

  • We offer a warm, supportive and enjoyable environment in which to study...

    ...which is why our students are so satisfied with the whole experience of mathematics at Sussex (Source: NSS). See our student perspectives.

  • We offer you a wide variety of teaching methods and group sizes...

    ...and you will find your tutors are not just challenging and inspiring, but also knowledgeable, approachable and supportive. Find out about our teaching methods

  • Our department is a lively, friendly and inspiring place to be...

    ...our students are already benefiting from our extensively refurbished social and study spaces. See our Undergraduate Study page  for images.

Good practice scheme logoThis student-focused, dynamic department is the place to study a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The discipline of Mathematics appeals to a broad spectrum of students and the versatility and skills of a mathematician are highly desirable in industry and commerce. An increasing proportion of Mathematics graduates are continuing their studies to develop specialist knowledge.

Analysis and PDEs Seminar (APDE)            

Analysis and PDEs Seminar is a new seminar series with regular Monday meetings.

Mathematics and Its Applications

Seminar (MASS)

MASS hosts local, national and international speakers weekly.    

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Department of Mathematics
Pevensey 2 Building
University of Sussex
Falmer Campus
Brighton BN1 9QH, UK

Undergraduate admissions

T +44 (0)1273 678416
F +44 (0)1273 678097

Postgraduate admissions

For MSc enquiries, please contact:

T +44 (0)1273 877345
F +44 (0)1273 678097

For PhD enquiries, please contact:

T +44 (0)1273 678108
F +44 (0)1273 678097

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Telling you what is going on around the department and the world of Mathematics.

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Congrats to Dr @blyuss who is to be a guest editor for Special Issue 'Computational and Maths Methods in Medicine'…

The date for our graduation ceremony is Thursday 16th July at 10am :)

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