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Research degree at Leeds School of Mathematics

Project opportunities

The School of Mathematics has a selection of research project opportunities, available for PhD students across a range of research areas. Our current list of projects and their supervisors can be seen below. 

Applied mathematics 
Pure mathematics 

Some studentships are available with funding linked to specific projects and supervisors, whilst others required funding from flexible scholarships. See the current funding opportunities

For further information on these opportunities please contact the Research Postgraduate Admissions Office.


STFC funded studentship in astrophysical fluids 
An STFC funded studentship is available from January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. This PhD project will be undertaken under supervision of members of the Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics group in the School of Mathematics. The area of research is flexible within the remit of astrophysical fluids but possible topics include: the generation of magnetic fields in planets and stars, the driving of zonal flows in astrophysical objects, instabilities in stellar interiors, tidal interactions in astrophysics, the dynamics of neutron stars, the dynamics of accretion disks, relativistic hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics around black holes.

For further details please contact Prof S. Tobias

We also have some broader research topics in the area of pure mathematics which you can view here.

We also have some broader research topics in the area of statistics which you can view here.