School of Mathematical Sciences

Postgraduate research degrees

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The School of Mathematical Sciences is an internationally-recognised centre of research excellence.

We offer cutting-edge PhD research projects across the breadth of our research in pure and applied mathematics, mathematical physics, and statistics and probability. We are also host to the Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology.

Please note that certain projects have guaranteed funding associated through research grants or via the Mathematics and Statistics for Modelling and Prediction (MaP) Centre for Doctoral Training. The remainder are all eligible for potential funding via scholarships from the school or the University.


PhD Projects

Choose a research group to find related projects.



How to apply

We accept applications at any time of the year. However, we encourage you to apply as early as possible in the academic year. This is due to many scholarships requiring a firm offer of a place to study.

Application is via the Postgraduate Applications online system, which also allows you to track its progress.

Application process

The first step is to look through our research groups above and academic staff profile pages. Identify a project or a supervisor you would like to work with.

We strongly encourage contacting supervisors before making a formal application. This is to discuss potential research projects and to ensure the best application possible. Once you have confirmed supervisors, please name them on your application form.

You do not need to provide a research proposal. All you need to do is clearly indicate the projects and areas in which you are interested in pursuing a PhD.



School of Mathematical Sciences

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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