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Number theory is one of the oldest parts of mathematics studying the fundamental properties of numbers.
Members of the group uses structures, methods and tools of arithmetical and geometric origin to study zeta and L functions, arithmetic geometry, analytic number theory, local number theory, Iwasawa theory, higher class field theories, higher adelic analysis and geometry, higher automorphic forms, geometric and categorical theories and correspondences, computational number theory, and interaction with mathematical physics and model theory.
Entry requirements: The usual minimum requirement for entry is an upper 2nd class honours degree in mathematics (or mathematics related subject) or its equivalent.
International research students need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element.
The University runs a number of preparatory English programmes each summer and, for extra support during your degree, you can attend its free language classes. For more information, visit our Centre for English Language Education (CELE).
Postgraduate students participate in numerous activities of the group:
- Study groups - Internal seminars - External seminars - International conferences Research students also have access to specialised mathematical training courses such as those provided by the Academy for PhD Training in Statistics (APTS) or the Mathematics Access Grid Conferencing (MAGIC) group who run courses using video conferencing technology.
Each maths research student has a share of a furnished office with their own desk and personal computer or laptop and may make full use of general school facilities.
The University provides excellent computing facilities, which offer 24-hour access to email, internet,word-processing packages and specialist mathematical software.
The school also has dedicated postgraduate workrooms for both masters and research students that are also accessible 24-hours a day. The computers have electronic links to a high performance computing facility. Students also have access to free cross-campus Wi-Fi.
Postgraduate students have access to the University's specialist science library as well as the main University library. They both have excellent access to online journals and databases as well as computer rooms to work in.
The range of maths research activities in the Mathematical Sciences is extremely broad - from theoretical research in Pure Mathematics to generic, methodological research in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, which is often motivated by important. It is also host to the Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology. Much of the research undertaken is multidisciplinary and crosses traditional boundaries.
Students are encouraged to develop a deep and broad understanding of areas of modern mathematics. Some students conduct intra-disciplinary research.
A number of University support services exist to assist you during your time at Nottingham and beyond.
The Students' Union are a particularly important source of support.
There is also further information in the facilities section of this page.
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The University Graduate School operates two schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research: The Graduate School Travel Prize and Universitas21 funding. The Graduate School holds a list of other sources of funding. Studentship opportunities are also available.
Government loans for doctoral study
The Government plans to introduce doctoral student loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent research programmes from 2018. Applicants must ordinarily live in England and more details are expected to be announced in due course.
Doctoral training programmes
Linked to research councils, doctoral training programmes offer funding opportunities connected to our research priorities.
International and EU students
Research scholarships are available for outstanding international and EU students. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.
Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.
Visit the school page for additional opportunities.
In 2015, 96% of postgraduates in the School of Mathematical Sciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,320 with the highest being £35,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research
DisclaimerThis online prospectus 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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