Research Degrees

PhD students studying in their office

Recruitment for Feburary 2021

Applications for PhD study to commence 1 February 2021 are open from 20 July 2020 to 4 September 2020. Opportunities are available for both full-time and part-time PhD study. Two four-year  EPSRC studentships are available for allocation to full-time applicants, which cover fees, include a stipend (£15,285 per annum for 2020–2021) plus a travel allowance of £1250 each year. 

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, listing the order of preference. Please list no more than three projects.

Application deadline: 17.00 on Friday 4 September 2020

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. Submit informal enquiries to 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 4 years
  • 4-year stipend (£15,285 pa in 2020–2021)
  • £1250 annual travel allocation
  • Dedicated work-space and computer

Part time study

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