Research Degrees

PhD students studying in their office

Recruitment for February 2019: deadline 3rd September 2018

Applications for PhD study (both 3-year full-time and 6-year part-time) to commence 1st February 2019 are invited, closing date 3rd September 2018. Several full-time PhD studentships will be available, which cover fees, include a stipend (£14,777 per annum for 2018-19) plus £1250 travel allowance.

Application deadline: Monday, 3rd September 2018

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.

Non-EEA applicants are welcome to apply. However, you will need to have an approved Secure English Language Test certificate when you apply; applications without such evidence will not be considered. The UK Government maintains a list of approved English language tests.

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 (£14,777 pa in 2018)
  • £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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