Students at Lancaster University

Undergraduate Degrees

We are an exciting, innovative and friendly department, specialising in pure mathematics and statistics, with a well-deserved reputation for top-quality teaching and world-class research.


for Mathematics in the
Guardian University Guide 2019

8th in the UK for Mathematics
Times & Sunday Times 2019

6th in the UK for research quality
Complete University Guide 2019

Our Courses

Our courses

Our courses offer academic excellence, with three single-honours degrees and ten combined-honours degrees taught in collaboration with other departments. The teaching is highly focused in the first two years; this enables students to choose from a wide range of third and fourth year topics, which serve to prepare for a variety of careers. The strong departmental research ethos ensures our courses are shaped by the latest developments and provides a vibrant learning environment.

Friendly and collaborative

The department has around 50 academic staff and 500 undergraduate students. An important aspect of Lancaster's commitment to excellent teaching is our system of weekly workshops and marked assignments for each course, throughout the duration of your studies. These meetings give students the opportunity to discuss each topic and get feedback from expert tutors. We also offer one-to-one sessions during lecturers' office hours, so you soon get to know us and vice versa.

Highly rated

Our teaching is highly rated by our students and alumni and our courses are accredited by several professional bodies.

We were ranked joint 5th in the UK, for overall research quality, in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF measures the quality and impact of research conducted in universities and other higher education institutions in the UK, against international standards of excellence.

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Study Abroad

You can spend your second year studying at one of our partner universities. These partner Universities span the globe: in Europe, the USA, New Zealand and Australia. Where you choose to study at is up to you, although places are subject to availability.

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