The School of Mathematics Statistics combines world-leading research expertise in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 have now been announced. This a major review of research across all disciplines, which takes place in the UK every few years. The results give an internationally excellent or world-leading rating to 89% of research in our school, and we are ranked 8th out of 53 submissions in the mathematical sciences across the UK for `research intensity' in the Times Higher Education tables.

If you study with us you can benefit from our excellent teaching standards and supportive learning environment – an impressive 97% of our final year undergraduate students rate themselves as satisfied with their overall experience, according to the 2011 National Student Survey, rating us 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK.

World Statistics Day 2015

As part of the celebration of World Statistics Day, 2015 "better data, better lives", we have selected three examples of projects, where Glasgow statisticians are making a difference by providing insight into some of the grand planetary challenges, round people and environment. You can find the details of the selected projects by clicking here.


From September 2016 we have 8 PhD studentships at the EPSRC SofTMech Centre. We are also currently advertising  2 Research Associate positions at the EPSRC SofTMech Centre.