The Mathematics Department, which houses the Centre for Discrete and Applicable Mathematics (CDAM), is active in several research areas, particularly in discrete mathematics, financial mathematics and game theory, where our group is a focus for research activity in central London. Applications in areas of interest to the group include information and communication technologies, economics and finance.
In the 2001 RAE, members of the Mathematics Department were allocated to units of assessment according to the direction of their research; the majority were in units graded 5 or 5*.
Our weekly Discrete and Applicable Mathematics Research Seminar is attended by many people, from both inside and outside LSE. We also host more informal CDAM lunchtime seminars, also on a weekly basis.
Supervision for MPhil and PhD research is available in combinatorics, combinatorial optimisation, computational learning theory, control theory, financial mathematics, game theory, graph theory, search theory, and in the applications of mathematics in areas such as telecommunications, finance and economics.
Our typical entry requirement is at least an MSc in a relevant area of mathematics or a good four-year degree equivalent to a master's; exceptionally an excellent undergraduate degree in mathematics, or the equivalent, provided there is evidence of sufficient competence in relevant areas of mathematics.
You will have access to the School's library and to the libraries of other colleges of the University of London. You will also benefit from the School's and the department's comprehensive computing and information facilities.