Institute of Mathematics & its Applications

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good.

It is the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians, with a membership of around 5,000 comprising of mathematicians from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in mathematics.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is part of the Institute’s mission. The Institute expects all its members in practice as mathematicians to maintain the standards required for admission to their membership grade.

To pass the CPD year, 50 points must be gained and there are restrictions on the number of points that can be claimed in each of the five areas stipulated. Chartered Scientists must engage in ongoing CPD to remain on the register.

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