SMSTC: Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre


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

UPDATE 14 September 2020: Registration for students is now open. The semester 1 timetable and draft prospectus are now available to view. We are working to confirm the remaining supplementary modules and the timetable for semester 2. We ask for your continuing patience at an unusually difficult time!

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 Johanna McBryde 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.

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