School of Mathematical Sciences

Postgraduate Research

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.

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), which is a joint initiative of several London Colleges. The School provides opportunities for acquiring skills through short courses such as Mathematical Writing and students will also have the opportunity to gain experience in teaching.

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. See here for current PhD studentship offers and a list of sample PhD projects.

If you are interested in doing a PhD with us, we recommend that you look at the application and entry requirement details.

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

  • Katie Hale is our Postgraduate Research Programme Officer. She is happy to help you with any administrative queries about the PhD application process. 
  • Dr Xin Li is the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies. Please contact him if you have any questions about our PhD Programme.