• Quiz software


    The "Model Choice" and "Testing Statistics" software are web-based multiple-choice systems with a focus on detailed feedback to learners.

  • Regression to the Mean

    Scatter plot

    Regression to the mean: Diastolic Blood Pressure measurements on two occasions.

  • Brain activation

    MRI Scan

    Medical imaging provides fascinating insights into the workings of the brain and statistical modelling can help to identify interesting patterns from noisy data.

  • Soliton theory


    Solitons are special solutions to nonlinear partial differential equations but they also parametrize surfaces such as the one depicted above.

  • Bioconvection patterns

    Algae bioconvection patterns

    Bioconvection patterns, as seen from above, due to hydrodynamic instabilities induced by the biased swimming motion of many negatively buoyant unicellular green algae.

  • Modular forms

    Tree for modular group 2

    Tree for modular group

  • Patterns of convection in rotating spherical shell

    Thermal convection sphere

    Thermal convection in rotating spherical shell is the fundamental model of the fluid inner core of the Earth.

  • 9-35 disk



  • Wavelet analysis of river flows


    Results from a wavelet analysis of daily maximum river flows and their relationships with climate drivers.

  • Nonlinear buckling of thick-walled tube

    Thick walled tube

    A thick walled tube with mode-3 buckling.

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.