Department of Mathematics
Head of Department Dr Steven Noble
The Department of Mathematics is committed to excellence in research and teaching. We are a vibrant and friendly department for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students with a well established reputation for student achievement and success.
Academic staff are internationally recognised for their high quality research output in a number of areas of modern mathematics. Within our active teaching and research environment there are many postgraduate research opportunities, and our research degrees are highly successful at providing state of the art preparation for future successful career opportunities.
The department is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme for advancing women's careers in university mathematics departments.
The Department offers a wide range of stimulating BSc/MMath courses in areas of applications of Mathematics relevant to the needs of graduates seeking good career prospects or Postgraduate studies. Read more...
We are currently offering up to 10 Scholarships annually for UK Undergraduate students. Further information...
Delivered and supervised by subject-area experts, our Postgraduate courses are informed directly by our research activity and are challenging, yet rewarding - helping you to develop your academic skills and future employability prospects. Read more...
The department has recently launched a new MSc in Financial Mathematics, and is accepting applications from highly-qualified candidates for places on the course beginning in September 2014. For further details of the Financial Mathematics programme at Brunel see the course page and the Financial Mathematics team page.
Learn more about our research excellence
- Computational and Applied Mathematics Group (CAM)
- Financial Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics Group (FORS)
- Mathematical Physics and Combinatorics Group (MPC)
- Brunel Institute of Computational Mathematics (BICOM)
- Brunel University Random Systems Research Centre (BURSt)
- Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Optimisation Modelling Applications (CARISMA)
- Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology (CSSB)
Head of Department: Dr Steven Noble
Dr Steven Noble has worked at Brunel University London since 1998, first as a lecturer and then as a senior lecturer. He has been Head of Department since August 2012. Prior to that he studied for a BA and then a DPhil in Mathematics at New College, Oxford and then taught in Oxford at both New College and Merton.
His research is mainly concerned with graph and matroid polynomials and delta-matroids, topics on which he mainly collaborates with researchers in Australia, Mexico and Spain. He has previously worked on computational complexity and applications of graph theory such as the frequency assignment problem.
Steve enjoys teaching and while at Brunel has taught a wide range of subjects including Calculus, Group Theory and Biostatistics. He is responsible for much of the structure of our level one mathematics programmes, which aims to ease the transition from school to university for our students.