About the Department
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 group working in financial mathematics and control theory. 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.
All staff in the Department were entered for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The result was encouraging: 45% of the work submitted was deemed to be either internationally excellent or world-leading, with almost all the remainder being internationally recognised. The most recent work produced by members of the Department can be found on our Publications page.
Until recently the Department was 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 the 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. These include the Seminar on Discrete Mathematics and Game Theory, which covers many of the research areas in the department: Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms, Game Theory, and Probability Theory; and the Joint Risk & Stochastics and Financial Mathematics Seminar, which combines the Department's strengths in Financial Mathematics with expertise from the Department of Statistics. In addition there are also seminars aimed at the Department's research students in all disciplines. Details of all our seminars can be found on our Research Seminars web page.
On the teaching side, the Department offers a popular and successful BSc degree in Mathematics and Economics. We launched a new BSc in Mathematics with Economics in October 2010. At graduate level, we introduced the MSc in Applicable Mathematics in October 2004, and the programme is proving a great success. Our MSc in Financial Mathematics started in September 2008, and is proving extremely popular, judging by the very high numbers of applications. There are opportunities for research students (MPhil/PhD) in the Mathematics Department, and further information on our PhD Programme can be found here.
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 give it a browse.
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Detailed information about our staff and their research is available via the links on our Members of the Department page, on the Research page, and through the Department of Mathematics entry in the LSE Experts guide.