Research Degrees

PhD students studying in their office

Now recruiting for October 2017

Applications for PhD study (both 3-year full-time and 6-year part-time) are now invited, to commence 1st October 2017. Several full-time PhD studentships are available, which cover fees, include a stipend (currently £14,553 per annum) plus £1250 travel allowance.

Application deadline: Friday, 7th April 2017

Several research projects are available, covering topics within combinatorics, applied mathematics and theoretical physics, and Bayesian forecasting. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for one of several named projects rather than specify their own project.

PhD students benefit from a lively research environment with a full programme of seminars; extensive university training and career development opportunities and support to join an appropriate learned society.The School of Mathematics and Statistics provides a friendly and flexible working environment for all of its staff and students, and holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award. We particularly welcome applications from women: the School ensures that every female PhD student is allocated a female member of staff as a point of contact, and organises networking events for female academic staff and PhD students.

How to apply

  1. Read the Guide for applicants, and choose whether to study full-time or part-time.
  2. Read the list of available projects and choose which ones interest you.
  3. Make informal enquiry with the Director of Research.
  4. Apply by completing an application form and email it to the Director of Research.

Full time study

  • Studentships cover fees for 3 years
  • 3-year stipend (currently £14,553 pa)
  • £1250 annual travel allocation
  • Dedicated work-space and computer

Part time study

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Institutional email address
  • Access to Milton Keynes campus
  • Induction and training programme
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