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Mathematics PhDs and research degrees

As one of the largest centres for postgraduate training in the UK, we can offer you a huge range of mathematics PhD projects.

If you study one of our PhD programmes, you’ll be supported by researchers of international reputation and will receive lots of support and development opportunities.

There are also project opportunities within multidisciplinary Doctoral Training Programmes at the University and other partner institutions.

Whether you’re looking to begin an academic career or want to develop skills for a career in industry, studying for a PhD in mathematics will stimulate your passion for maths and really push you to reach your potential.

Be supported by a top ten mathematics research team

You’ll be guided through your PhD in mathematics by some of the best mathematicians in the country.

Our School of Mathematics is ranked in the UK top ten for research quality, research impact, and research power.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework, the majority of our work was rated as ‘internationally leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Study in excellent research facilities

As a mathematics PhD student you’ll be given high quality office accommodation in which to do your research.

You’ll find specialised facilities for your research area, and have access to skills training offered by our Faculty Graduate School.

Development opportunities through our Faculty Graduate School

Our Faculty Graduate School gives you lots of opportunities to develop your skills.

You’ll have the chance to attend courses to develop your research, interpersonal and life skills.

The Faculty Graduate School also helps you to network with PhD students from other departments, which could support your research and development.

Exceptional support throughout your PhD

We offer a structured training programme to help you develop your skills effectively and ensure you gain the most out of your research experience to produce outstanding research and further your career objectives.


Find projects and supervisors

Hear from our students

Nickolai Berkoff

PhD Applied Mathematics

"My advice to anyone considering a PhD is to make sure that you have a good supervisor, maybe chat to some of the supervisors or PhD students before you apply."
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