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About the Department


 As Head of the Department of Mathematics, I am delighted to welcome all new students, undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as those returning after the summer break.

We are located in the Strand Campus between Somerset House and the Inns of Court, in the very heart of London where the City meets the West End.    Waterloo Bridge connects us to the Southbank, and Covent Garden is even nearer.

It is an exciting time to join the University. In a recent evaluation of research (REF 2014), King’s College London came seventh nationally. Moreover, the Mathematics Department was ranked fourth among mathematical sciences units in the UK in terms of the quality of its research outputs. We have an active doctoral programme (including special grants for PhD’s in Geometry and Number Theory, Non-Equilibrium Systems, and String Theory). Our members have collaborations with colleagues in many universities worldwide, and this year we again welcome five new lecturers.

The Department is proud of the outstanding results attained by its students graduating in 2018. The University offers excellent training courses aimed at launching your career, and it enjoys high graduate employability ratings with King's ranked 4th in the UK and 25th in the world for graduate employability according to the Times Higher Education's Global Employability University Ranking 2017.

The Department, Faculty and University run many exciting events in the course of the year. We expect to continue our series of informal talks in which members of staff present their research to undergraduates. There is also the annual Cumberland Lodge weekend, run with MathSoc, which enables you to enjoy facets of mathematics that you would not normally come across in the curriculum.

I recommend that you spend some time exploring the pages of the online student handbook where you will find more information on:

  • Induction
  • Your programme and modules
  • Important dates and assessments.

My colleagues and I look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Reimer Kuhn

Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences



17 August 2018


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