One of Australia’s leading mathematics schools, Adelaide’s School of Mathematical Sciences will prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career at the cutting edge of human progress and discovery.

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We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, along with an advanced bachelor’s degree for high achieving students. Within our undergraduate degrees, you can choose to specialise with majors in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

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Our research

The school is respected internationally for its research strengths in: geometry; statistics; stochastic modelling and operations research; and dynamics, modelling and computation. We offer two postgraduate research degrees—the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy.

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Are you a current or commencing student? Our Ask ECMS team is available for any questions you have regarding your degree—from enrolment and practical experience, to degree checks and credit transfers. You can also access online resources, including study plans and forms.

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Do you need to contact the School of Mathematical Sciences? If your question relates to a specific matter, you can contact the relevant School of Mathematical Sciences staff member directly.

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Will you be joining us from overseas?

Studying at the University of Adelaide will challenge and inspire you. Continuously ranked among the world’s top 1% of universities, we're a member of Australia's prestigious Group of Eight (Go8), comprising the country's most research-intensive universities.

Our beautiful North Terrace campus features traditional sandstone buildings, open spaces and cutting-edge facilities. It’s located in the heart of the multicultural city of Adelaide, South Australia—close to accommodation, shops, entertainment and attractions.

In this ideal educational setting, the School of Mathematical Sciences offers a range of world-class degrees. Find out more about study options, entry requirements, how to apply and life in Adelaide.

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Now open: Casual academic work opportunities in ECMS

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is seeking dedicated and passionate casual staff to assist with the delivery of our Semester 1 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, commencing 1 March 2021.



International Women’s Day 2021: Let’s celebrate our University women

For IWD 2021, we will celebrate University of Adelaide women – staff, students and alumni – who have inspired or supported others through innovation, service, leadership and/or resilience during the past year. Nominations close 5 February 2021.



ECMS researchers secure 4 ARC Discovery grants

Congratulations to the four ECMS researchers for successfully securing ARC funding totalling nearly $1.8m for their 2021 discovery proposals.



Congratulations to our graduates from the School of Mathematical Sciences

Completing your studies is a time to celebrate, reminisce and look to the future. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has impacted formal celebrations, but we want you to know that the School and Faculty staff are extremely proud of your achievements.



PhD project opportunity: Ice shelf disintegration

Are you interested in research that is motivated by compelling evidence that ice-shelf vibrations forced by ocean waves can trigger catastrophic disintegration? 



Graduation applications are now open

If you intend to graduate in the Semester 2, 2020 Conferral Round (Ceremony Apr/May 2021), please check your application status in Access Adelaide now.





Driving insights from new data sources

As part of the AMSI Summer School 2021, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) in conjunction with The University of Adelaide are proud to host this free event which explores the opportunities – and challenges – facing statisticians and data scientists is the diversity of new data sources.



International Women’s Day 2021: Let’s celebrate our University women

All members of the University community are invited to submit nominations. We will celebrate all eligible nominees through a collage of photographs*, and summaries of their contributions and personal attributes. These will be displayed online and printed for an IWD breakfast to be held on North Terrace, Roseworthy and Waite campuses on Friday 5 March 2021.