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Welcome to the Postgraduate Research webpage for prospective new PhD students of the School of Mathematical Sciences. Our School offers PhD opportunities in a wide range of areas in Mathematical Sciences: see here for details about our research activities. We have a large and thriving community of postgraduate research students, currently numbering over 75 people.

PGR Day 2018 Group Photo

[Photo:Participants in the 2018 Maths Postgraduate Research Day]

Research students are assigned a PhD supervisor who has closely related mathematical interests, and with whom they agree on a programme of study and research. That programme includes advanced courses provided by the London Taught Course Centre (LTCC)(link is external), which is a joint initiative of several London Colleges. The School furthermore provides opportunities for acquiring skills through short courses such as, e.g., on Mathematical Writing. Students will also have the opportunity to gain experience in teaching, for example through leading exercise classes for undergraduate students, while at the same time supplementing their income.

Funding, usually for a period of 3.5 years, is available on an annual basis from both EPSRC and from the College, designed to cover the fees and living expenses of suitably qualified applicants. See here for current PhD studentship offers and for a list of sample PhD projects.

Please note that the deadline for fully-funded positions is 31st of January 2018.

We accept applications for self-funded full or part-time projects all year round.

If you are interested to do a PhD with us, we recommend that you first study the admissions information which you can find under the links of the menu on the left. For detailed information about what it means to do a PhD at our School please explore the information under Current Students - PhD Maths/Stats that you can also find in the menu on the left.

If you have any questions, the following key people are available to help you:

  • Dr Mike Witcombe is our Postgraduate Research Programmes Officer. He is happy to help you with any administrative queries about the PhD application process.
  • Dr Reto Buzano(link sends e-mail) is the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies. He takes overall responsibility for the School's PhD programme. Please contact him if you have any fundamental questions about our PhD Programme.
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