Research Degrees

PhD students studying in their office

Now recruiting for October 2019

Applications for full-time PhD study to commence 1st October 2019 are now invited. Opportunities are available for both full-time and part-time PhD study, and two studentships will be available for allocation to full-time applicants, which cover fees, include a stipend (£14,999 per annum for 2019-20) plus £1250 travel allowance each year. 

Application deadline: Friday, 8th March 2019

Applicants are encouraged to apply for one of several named projects. Applicants should state clearly which project(s) they are applying for on their application.

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.
  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 (£14,999 pa in 2019-20)
  • £1250 annual travel allocation
  • Dedicated work-space and computer

Part time study

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Complete your PhD in 
  • Institutional email address and access to Milton Keynes campus
  • Induction and training programme
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