Professor A R Davies - Head of School
Thank you for your interest in the Cardiff School of Mathematics.
You will find that we have an exciting range of Honours Degrees to offer you, all of which have strong relevance to advancements in 21st century science and technology. Our courses range from traditional subject areas which provide you with core mathematical knowledge and techniques, to novel, currently developing subject areas which will qualify you for satisfying and worthwhile modern careers. In particular, we are one of only a few UK mathematics schools teaching Operational Research at undergraduate level.
There is a high demand for places studying maths at Cardiff. Students are attracted by our reputation for excellent teaching quality standards, the friendly atmosphere that pervades the School, and the care and support students receive from the staff. We strive to ensure that our students react enthusiastically to their courses and thoroughly enjoy their learning experience. We are proud of our students and their achievements.
Most students develop a strong attachment to Cardiff and some stay on in the School of Mathematics to study for a postgraduate degree. We are an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in the mathematical sciences and are ranked 8th in the UK on the Research Power Index for Pure Mathematics in RAE 2008. This helps our undergraduate programmes too, since new research informs and dictates novel directions for undergraduate teaching. That is the way that mathematics develops.
I hope you decide to study at the Cardiff School of Mathematics and become part of a thriving mathematical community where you can enjoy excellent facilities, tuition of the highest quality, and a friendly supporting environment.