SMSTC: Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre

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Welcome to the website of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC), a consortium of mathematical sciences departments in Scotland.

UPDATE 5 January 2021: The timetable has now been finalised, and Semester 2 begins on Monday 11 January 2021. Please remember to enrol for modules before then. In addition to our core modules we are offering three supplementary modules:

We're also still looking for volunteers to act as student reps for most institutions; please email David Pritchard if you're interested...

SMSTC's prime aim is to provide high-quality broad training in fundamental areas of mathematics and statistics for beginning PhD students at a level comparable to that of first-year PhD courses in North America or mainland Europe. Teaching is by video-conference lectures in two semesters, from October to March, as shown in our timetable. There are sixteen 10-week core modules (organised in four "themes") plus a varying number of supplementary modules. The about us page has more information on SMSTC.

We welcome participating PhD students from any place and discipline (provided you meet the pre-requisites). Contact Liam Holligan for information on how to register and registration fees.

SMSTC is one of the UK's six mathematical sciences Taught Course Centres (TCCs).

For occasional updates and other information, please see our Twitter feed: @ScotMathSciTC.

Our partner universities


We are grateful for the financial support from the Research Support Fund.