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SMSTC: Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre


Welcome to the website of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC), an EPSRC-funded consortium of the mathematical sciences departments of the seven universities whose logos are shown below, while Stirling is an associate member.

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, running from October to March, as shown in our timetable. There are eight streams split into two 10-week modules, and they are listed in the menu bar above.

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 EPSRC's six mathematical sciences Taught Course Centres (TCCs).

The About Us page has more information on SMSTC.

Instructions for students

  • SMSTC registration as a new student this year is now open. Please register here.
  • Semester 1 module selection is open. Semester 2 is not open yet and will follow later in the year.

Instructions for staff

  • If you have not previously registered for SMSTC or have forgotten your username then please contact us.
  • If you have a username then the "forgotten your password?" feature will reset your password for our new system.
  • Go to the Members Section to edit your account details etc., and click on My SMSTC there to register for Advanced Courses.

Register for your new SMSTC account

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Only your module lecturers and SMSTC administrative staff will have automatic permission to view your e-mail address.

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