Research and innovation
Research and Innovation
We carry out world-leading research in the mathematical sciences and are one of the largest Schools of Mathematics in the UK. Our success is built on a strong community of excellent researchers working across a diverse spectrum of research fields. Our research combines a core mathematical focus with a strong interdisciplinary ethos spanning our three major themes: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, which form three seperate departments.
Each department is further structured into research groups, jointly running seminars with external speakers, reading groups, and conferences. We also run weekly seminars with speakers from within the School, other departments at the University and external organisations. Visitors are hosted in our purpose-built Research Visitors Centre.
As an interdisciplinary university, we have strong links with Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, the Astbury Centre for Structural Biology and the Bragg Centre for Materials Research. We are a partner of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.
in the UK
for the quality of our research, latest REF
academic and research staff
working with over 75 PhD researchers to deliver high-impact research
of our research activity is
‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' latest REF
Studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.