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Mathematics underlies the pursuit of every scientific endeavour. The Department of Mathematics within the Faculty of Science satisfies this need by contributing to joint Honours degrees with other science disciplines such as Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology and Computing Science, as well as Banking and Finance. Besides it also gives courses to other Faculties, such as those of Education, Engineering, the Built Environment and ICT.

The number of students taking Mathematics as a principal subject for their B.Sc.(Hons) has now stabilised at about 50 per year. Besides, about 20 students from the Faculty of Education annually follow the same Mathematics courses followed by the Mathematics students in the Faculty of Science. Student numbers in Mathematics courses for other Faculties vary greatly from faculty to faculty, with about 250 first year students in Engineering. Part time members of staff are also employed by the Department of Mathematics to give tutorials, as well as lectures in courses for Engineering, the Built Environment and ICT.

The Department of Mathematics also offers postgraduate (Master's and Ph.D.) courses in Mathematics. Departmental research centres mainly around Graph Theory and Combinatorics, Functional Analysis, General Topology and Mathematical Physics.


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