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About the Department of Mathematics

 Maths Department 2015

King’s College London has a distinguished reputation as one of the leading centres for the study of mathematics in the UK.


We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in mathematics. Our mathematics degree programmes and course modules are influenced by the various research interests and activities of the staff.  


A Department of Mathematics was first created in 1830, and since then it has established a reputation as a world-leading centre for study and research in pure and applied mathematics. For example, in the 1960s Hermann Bondi, Felix Pirani and others working in the field of General Relativity, demonstrated beyond doubt the theory that predicted the existence of gravitational waves, overcoming doubts that Einstein himself had had.

The Department is home to internationally-renowned academic staff and is ranked fourth in the UK for the quality of its research output in the 2014 national Research Excellence Framework. This assessment found that 31% of the Department’s work was world-leading (4*), and 56% was internationally excellent (3*).

There are seven research groups:


and two research centres:


Our staff have research collaborations within the Faculty and University (in particular, with the Departments of Informatics and Physics, and with the Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics). Externally, we work with the Francis Crick Institute and industrial partners such as EDF Research, the Pensions Policy Institute, and Unilever.

Our academics are funded by, amongst others, the BBSRC, EPSRC, STFC, the Royal Society, the European Commission and the Simons Foundation.

The Department is involved in two EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training, namely Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems (CANES) and the London School of Geometry and Number Theory (LSGNT), the latter jointly with Imperial College and University College London.

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