Reference code: MSP021

Closing date: 7 February 2020

Sponsor: UKRI and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics


The projects will be supervised by members of the academic staff of the school with relevant research interests and experience. These include:

  • Dr Martina Balagovic
  • Dr Michael Dritschel
  • Dr Andrew Duncan
  • Professor Peter Jorgenson
  • Dr Evgenios Kakariadis
  • Dr David Kimsey
  • Dr Stefan Kolb
  • Dr Zinaida Lykova
  • Professor Sarah Rees
  • Dr David Seifert
  • Dr David Stewart
  • Dr Alina Vdovina
  • Professor Nicholas Young

To view the supervisors of the projects please use our staff pages

Start date and duration of the award: 42 months from September 2020


The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics anticipates that a fully funded PhD studentship in pure mathematics will be allocated in an open competition for a new, high-calibre PhD student commencing their studies in September 2020. The School is committed to promoting diversity, and we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

A more detailed description of the available projects can be found here 

Successful participants will have the opportunity to undertake teaching related activities supported by training workshops.

The studentship includes UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £15,009 provision of workspace with a desktop computer and a travel allowance.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the supervisors of the projects they are interested in for more information. General information can also be obtained from Dr David Kimsey

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Please contact Dr David Kimsey, email: [email protected]

You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system

You will need to:

  • click on programme of study
  • insert 8080F in the programme code section and click search
  • select Programme name ‘PhD Mathematics (full time) – Pure Mathematics’
  • insert MSP021 in the studentship/partnership reference field
  • attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must clearly state the project you wish to apply for, quote reference code MSP021 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project
  • attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications.

Entry Requirements

You must have/expect a 2:1 honours degree in computing science, mathematics, physics, statistics or another strongly quantitative discipline, or an international equivalent.

This award is available to UK/EU and international candidates. If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

Funding Notes

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £15,009 International fees will be considered where possible.

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK/EU and International students.

Application Deadline:

7 February 2020

Please see our website for how to apply:
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