University of Manchester School of Mathematics

at Alan Turing Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL United Kingdom

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University of Manchester School of Mathematics
Alan Turing Building, Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: Tel. +44 (0) 161 275 5800


Our aim in this School is to provide a wide variety of degree programmes for students of high mathematical ability. While the School operates within a dynamic contemporary environment, we remain conscious of the important traditions created by the many celebrated mathematicians including Osborne Reynolds, James Lighthill, Horace Lamb, Louis Mordell, Alan Turing, Kurt Mahler and Paul Erdös who have all worked here. The School values its student members, and strives to make every aspect of academic life run as smoothly as possible for them, particularly with regard to the undergraduate course units. There is strong student representation on the School Staff-Student Liaison Committee, and also on the School Board, which is the main forum for School policy discussions. Our students run the Mathematics Society (known as MathSoc) and the Galois Group, both of which are for the benefit of all our undergraduates. MathSoc arranges a wide variety of social activities throughout the session, and the Galois Group organizes fortnightly talks on a wide variety of fascinating mathematical topics. This School is also in the unique position of having arranged membership of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications for all its undergraduates. We strive to provide students with a friendly working environment. As a new student you are assigned to a particular member of the academic staff who acts as your Personal Tutor throughout your degree programme. The Tutor's role includes supervising academic progress, advising on choices of options and assisting with any problems which may arise, be they academic, financial, personal or otherwise. You meet with your Tutor on a regular basis so that you can feel confident that there is a member of staff who takes a direct personal interest in your progress and to whom you can turn for help or advice at any time. During the summer of 2007 the School of Mathematics moved into its new home – we are very pleased to be in this brand new approximately £60 million building at the heart of the University campus. Students benefit from extensive facilities for computing, study, relaxation and refreshment, in an attractive, light, comfortable environment. The School has a number of computer clusters, which run the standard software as well as powerful mathematical and statistical software packages (such as Matlab, Minitab and Mathematica). These packages are used in some lecture courses and you can use them for project work and homework assignments. All of our students have free access to email and the internet. There is also a large computer cluster in the John Rylands University Library and clusters in most of the Halls of Residence; most student rooms also have an ethernet connection. Our students also have access to the extensive stock and state-of-the-art facilities of the University Library, one of the largest academic libraries in the UK. Our students also have the opportunity to study abroad for one semester, or exceptionally a whole year, at a University in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore or the USA.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:30- 18:00
  • Tuesdays: 08:30- 18:00
  • Wednesdays: 08:30- 18:00
  • Thursdays: 08:30- 18:00
  • Fridays: 08:30- 18:00

General Info

Our facts and figures speak for themselves. We are the largest single-site university in the UK, with almost two-thirds of our research ranked by the last Research Assessment Exercise as world-leading or internationally excellent. Twenty-five Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied here. And more than nine out of ten of our graduates go straight into employment or continued studies. We are ranked 40th in the world, seventh in Europe and fifth in the UK in the 2012 Shanghai Jiao Tong World Ranking. What's more, we are well underway with the biggest investment in facilities undertaken by any UK university, with £600 million spent so far and a further £1 billion to follow by 2022.

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