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Mathematical Sciences PhD

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Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Mathematics (General) Science

Course type


Course Summary

Our PhD programmes in mathematical sciences cover pure and applied mathematics, mathematical physics and statistics, reflecting the diversity, strength and depth of the school's research expertise.

Research overview

Key facts

  • We have a strong commitment to teaching and research of the highest quality. The school sits in the top 10 nationally within mathematical sciences for 'research power' and 'market share'; with 32% of its research recognised as world-leading and a further 56% as internationally excellent (REF 2014).
  • The research environment was classified as 75% world-leading in vitality and sustainability, with the remaining 25% internationally excellent reflecting the outstanding setting the school provides for its academic staff as well as its postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers.
  • The range of research activities in mathematical sciences is extremely broad; from theoretical research in pure mathematics to generic, methodological research in applied mathematics and statistics.

Research areas

We are home to seven research groups within the school, together with Uncertainty Quantification as a particular cross-group focus.

  • Algebra and Analysis
  • Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematical Medicine and Biology
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Number Theory and Geometry
  • Scientific Computation
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Uncertainty Quantification

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial mathematical content.