The School of Mathematics has strong research groups in pure and applied mathematics and accepts a number of students for PhD research degrees each year. Several fully funded studentships are available on a competitive basis, and we also welcome applications from students with their own funding.
Our Faculty members have a range of interests and are more than happy to discuss possible projects with potential students. On the applied side we have members interested in fluid dynamics, mechanics of solids, geophysical fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, and quantum fluids. On the pure side, we have members conducting research in group theory, number theory, combinatorics, model theory, set theory and ergodic theory.
For details of potential projects and supervisors, please use the link below:
- Algebra & Combinatorics (including representation theory)
- Biological & Industrial Maths (including applied fluid and solid mechanics)
- Environmental Mathematics (including applied fluid and solid mechanics)
- Fluid & Solid Mechanics (including computational fluid dynamics)
- Logic (including model theory and set theory)
- Mathematical Physics (including quantum fluids)
- Number Theory (including ergodic theory and dynamical systems)
A list of specific PhD Studentships in Mathematics is also available to view.
A number of mathematically-orientated projects (with funding) are also available through the Environment East Doctoral Training Partnership.
Applications and Enquiries
Candidates for graduate study are normally expected to have a British honours degree or equivalent. More precise requirements and any particular conditions for entry may be specified by individual Schools.
International candidates are also required to provide evidence of a good command of English if that is not their first language.
For general mathematics admissions queries, please contact Dr. Vanessa Miemietz (Graduate Admissions Officer).