Skip to main content


Mathematics plays a fundamental role in many aspects of modern life, providing the underpinning language and tools for a wide variety of disciplines and technologies. At Exeter, students will encounter a wide variety of mathematics covering pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and computation, and will be given the opportunity to explore applications in high-impact fields including climate, healthcare and industrial challenges.

As a department, we combine a breadth of academic expertise with a caring and supportive learning environment. We provide high quality teaching, supervision, pastoral care and learning opportunities designed to challenge and bring out the very best of our students' intellectual and personal skills.

Professor Geoffrey Vallis, Head of Mathematics

Latest news

Robin Chapman obituary

Dr. Robin Chapman died unexpectedly on 18th October 2020.

University of Exeter and Medicines Discovery Catapult combine to industrialise academic medicines research

Today (November 12th 2020) the University of Exeter and Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) announce their strategic partnership to accelerate medicines Research & Development (R&D), creating value for the sector and enhancing translational skills.

Warming of 2°C would release billions of tonnes of soil carbon

Global warming of 2°C would lead to about 230 billion tonnes of carbon being released from the world's soil, new research suggests.

Malaria parasites adapt to survive the dry season, research shows

The main parasite that causes malaria can alter its gene expression to survive undetected in the human blood stream, new research has shown. 

Leading climate scientist wins prestigious award

A world-leading climate scientist from the University of Exeter has received a prestigious award in recognition of his pioneering and innovative research.

View all news articles

Colloquia and seminars

Wednesday 02 Dec 2020[Seminar] TBC

Sarah Jaffa - University of Hertfordshire

Remote seminar 14:00-15:00

Wednesday 09 Dec 2020[Seminar] TBC

Raphaelle Haywood - University of Exeter

Remote seminar 14:00-15:00

Tuesday 29 Dec 2020TBA

Ismail Akhalwaya - IBM Research | Africa

Online 12:30-13:30

Friday 05 Feb 2021Astronomy contributing to development: Retrospective and future perspective

Carolina Ödman - University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Online 12:30-13:30

View all events