Research Degrees

PhD students studying in their office

Recruitment for October 2020

Applications for PhD study to commence 1 October 2020 will open from 1 January 2020. Opportunities are available for both full-time and part-time PhD study, and two or more studentships will be available for allocation to full-time applicants, which cover fees, include a stipend (£15,009 per annum for 2019–2020) plus £1250 travel allowance each year. 

Application deadline extended for UK based students: 5.00pm, 20 March 2020

The application deadline has been extended for some additional Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded studentships for UK based students who have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship.

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.

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 3 years
  • 3-year stipend (£15,009 pa in 2019–2020)
  • £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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