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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 mathematical sciences departments in Scotland.

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 eight core streams split into two 10-week 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 EPSRC's six mathematical sciences Taught Course Centres (TCCs).


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

  • Not previously registered for SMSTC or forgotten your username? Then please contact us.
  • Got a username? Then 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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Tel : 0131 650 9816

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