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Research degrees in Mathematics

The School of Mathematical Sciences at QMUL is home to a thriving community of postgraduate research students currently numbering approximately 90 students. 87% of our research is rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014). 

We advertise a number of funded PhD projects throughout the year and we accept applications for self-funded full or part-time projects all year round. For further information on current and past project examples can be found on the School of Mathematical Sciences PhD project pages.

Research Areas

Research in the School of Mathematical Sciences covers a broad range of key subjects in pure and applied mathematics, and is consolidated into research groups reflecting the School’s key strengths.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the PhD programmes in Mathematics or Statistics should normally have a first or good upper second-class honours BSc in mathematics or statistics, or a more advanced qualification such as MSci, MMath, or MSc.

Please visit the School of Mathematical Sciences web pages for information on entry requirements.

Further information

Please visit the School of Mathematical Sciences website for information on the application process.


For more information please contact:

Katie Hale
PhD Programmes Officer

Dr Alex Fink
Director of Postgraduate Research Studies


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