About us

The LSE Department of Mathematics is internationally recognised for its teaching and research. Located within a world-class social science institution, the department aims to be a leading centre for Mathematics in the Social Sciences.

The Department has more than doubled in size over the past few years, most notably with the addition of a strong new groups working in financial mathematics and control theory, and operations research. Other fields studied within the Department include: discrete mathematics and algorithms, mathematical game theory, and probability theory.

 The Department's growth trajectory reflects the increasing impact that mathematical theory and mathematical techniques are having on subjects such as economics and finance, and on many other areas of the Social Sciences.

The Department of Mathematics was submitted jointly to REF 2014 with LSE's Department of Statistics: 84% of the research outputs of the two departments were classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The most recent work produced by members of the Department can be found on our Publications page.

The Department is home to the CDAM Research Report Series, which began life as the Mathematics Preprint Series in 1991. In 2009 the decision was taken to bring this series to an end, with more than 370 titles having been produced over the years. A list of published titles and information on how to obtain a CDAM Research Report is still available on the web.

The Department hosts a number of research seminars during term time.

On the teaching side, the Department offers a popular and successful BSc degrees in Mathematics and Economics,  Mathematics with Economics and BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics. At graduate level, we offer three programmes: MSc in Applicable Mathematics, MSc in Financial Mathematics and MSc Operations Research & Analytics. There are opportunities for research students (MPhil/PhD) in the Mathematics Department, and further information on our PhD Programme can be found here.

Further Information

If you would like to know more about the LSE's Department of Mathematics, there is a great deal of information available here on our website—please browse. You can also read a recent summary of the structure, teaching and research of the Department in a 7pp pdf file: About the Department (2017).

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