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 above (and 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 April (click here for a timetable). There are eight courses ("streams"), and they are listed in the menu bar on the left.
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), and links to the other five are available here.
The About Us page has more information on SMSTC.
Using our web site
Instructions for students
- Registration is now open. New student accounts are verified manually and the process can take a couple of days. Once your account has been verified you will be able to choose streams and register for symposia by visiting My SMSTC.
- Go to My SMSTC for important information