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Department of Mathematical Sciences

We are an internationally recognised mathematics research department with excellence in teaching at all levels.

Research Excellence Framework 2021

98% of our research outputs were ranked as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (with 57% ‘world-leading’) in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021).

Study with us

Find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, funding opportunities and how you can apply.

Our research and facilities

Find out about our core activities and our people.


Our latest research news and press releases.

How the Dalmatian got its spots

Three Dalmation puppies

For the first time, scientists will explore the causes of the breed's signature patterning, with implications for our understanding of all developing mammals.

Dr Kit Yates and policy engagement

Kit Yates next to a web of graphics demonstrating his research and engagement activities.

From mathematical modelling about Covid-19, to sharing his research via media and social media, learn about Kit's experiences of engaging policymakers.


Here is a list of upcoming events

Improve your employability with a work placement

Take advantage of our strong links with industry and do a placement as part of your studies.

Learning how to lead

Portrait of Lily Hemmett

Maths student Lily Hemmett learnt a great deal on placement in the fast-paced development atmosphere of Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Outreach and engagement

Find out how we're educating the public and inspiring students of all ages with our outreach activities.

Join us

Apply now for one of our academic positions.

Equality and diversity

The Department of Mathematical Sciences aims to support an inclusive culture that values the diversity of its staff and students. We are supporters of the London Mathematical Society's Good Practice Scheme and hold an Athena SWAN Silver Award.

About the Department of Mathematical Sciences

Teaching expertise in the Department is backed by our teams' strong involvement in research across pure and applied mathematics, statistics and probability.

4 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

For general enquiries to the Department Office, email or call 01225 386997.