The department of Mathematics is part of the faculty of technology at the University of Portsmouth.
The Department is located in the Lion Gate Building in the University Quarter of Portsmouth (Guildhall Campus). It is in close proximity with the other buildings of the University and the University Library, and within walking distance from the city centre and the sea.
We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
At the undergraduate level we offer a B.Sc. in Mathematics and also in Mathematics with a number of other subjects in the areas of Finance and Computing. We also service the Mathematical needs of students majoring in other areas of Science, Technology, and the Humanities.
The Department has a long history of our graduates becoming employees in key sectors of national and international companies, industries, government, in the South and elsewhere.
Teaching and Research Quality
Teaching and research are considered equally important and we plan to further build on our recent national recognition successes in the two recent assessment exercises in teaching and research:
- Teaching Quality Assessment Exercise (TQA) of November 1999 with grade 22/24 (excellent)
- Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) of 2008: 75% of our research gained grades 4* and 3*.
In the 2008 RAE the Department submitted two entries: An entry in the Applied Mathematics Unit of Assessment, together with the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, and an entry in the Business and Management Unit of Assessment, jointly with the Business School of the University.
In Applied Mathematics, the University of Portsmouth gained 4*/3* rating for 75% of the research.
The current research interests of the staff members are focused around the following areas of Applied Mathematics: Biostatistics, Financial Mathematics and Operations Research, Nonlinear Dynamics, Numerical Analysis as well as Science and Theology. These areas complement a major research area, Cosmology and Gravitation centred at the ICG.
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