Modelling and Analytics for a Sustainable Society

Modelling and Analytics for a Sustainable Society (MASS) is a Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships programme at The University of Nottingham. It offers students the opportunity to work on tackling global challenges such as food shortages, lack of water, and insufficient clean energy using mathematics, and optimising resources through predictive modelling and statistical analysis.

Three fully-funded scholarships are available to start in Autumn 2018. 

Programme overview

Students will be part of a new generation of mathematicians who have greater awareness of the complex problems and wider societal issues involved in sustainability and will work on projects based around energy, food, water and society.

Leverhulme Doctoral Scholars will benefit from:

  • exposure to sustainability research within an outstanding, vibrant research environment in mathematics, resource science, engineering and social sciences
  • working in the new £7m Mathematical Sciences Building
  • opportunities for international engagement


The scholarships will cover PhD tuition fees for UK/EU students, plus a tax-free stipend of £14,296 per annum (2017 rate, 2018 rates yet to be confirmed)

International students will need to cover the difference between UK-EU and international tuition fees (actual amount to be confirmed in Spring 2018).

Entry requirements

A first-class or upper-second-class honours degree, and/or a distinction or high merit at MSc level in Mathematics or a subject with a strong mathematical component.

How to apply

Applicants will need to apply online.

Full details on how to apply and what you will need to include with your application can be found on the MASS website


This information has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.


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