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 12 May 2021: We are in the process of sending out grades letters by email. Please do not worry if:

  • You have not yet received your letter. (It should arrive by the end of this week, but it would be wise to check your junk mail folder just in case.)
  • Your letter is blank. (This means you were not enrolled for any modules.)
  • You are an MSc or MMath student and your letter says "not taken for assessment". (Your own department will handle your assessment separately from SMSTC.)

Please only contact us if there is a factual error in your grades letter.

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.

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