School of Mathematical Sciences

Admissions & Applications


Admissions & Applications 


Entry Requirements

The usual minimum requirement for entry onto a research degree (PhD or MPhil) is an upper second honours degree (2:1) or its international equivalent in a mathematics or mathematics-related subject.

How to Apply

Unlike the undergraduate application procedure in the UK, postgraduate course admissions are not centralised – each university has its own application form and process.

The University of Nottingham has no application fee and our aim is to make the postgraduate application process as simple and efficient as possible, and with this in mind we have an online application procedure.

Online application procedure

The online application is the quickest and easiest way of applying to The University of Nottingham and also allows you to follow the progress of your application for postgraduate study.

The online postgraduate application system:

  • Enables you to fill out a standard application form online
  • Submit your application to the University immediately
  • Ensures that your application is not delayed or lost in the post
  • Issues an automatic acknowledgement of receipt of your application

 In addition, when you have submitted your postgraduate application, you can:

  • View its progress by using the online tracking system
  • Access extra information about Nottingham and the University


Other ways to apply

If you are unable to apply online please contact our research admissions administrator who will be able to assist you.

Details: t: +44 (0)115 951 4963
             f: +44 (0)115 951 4951

Additional required information


You will be asked to provide contact details for two referees. The online application process will prompt you for this information

Research Interests

Applications should include a personal statement along with a list of possible projects that you might be interested in. We have a project listings page that applicants can refer to. 

Closing dates

Entry onto research degree programmes can take place at almost any time of the year. Although most postgraduate courses do not have formal closing dates, you are advised to apply as early as possible and up to a year in advance of the start of your course.

A note to international students on closing dates

International students are particularly advised to submit applications as early as possible. An offer of a place is needed for many of the scholarships available to international students and closing dates can often be early in the year.

Furthermore, you will need to have an unconditional offer of a place on your course and be able to demonstrate that you have secured funding before you can apply for your student visa.

School of Mathematical Sciences

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