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Postgraduate research courses

Doctoral training


Proficio is our innovative doctoral training scheme. Our University gives you funding to spend on a variety of courses, from research skills to personal development and career management.

We provide an active and stimulating environment to carry out your doctoral research. Members of our department are active in research across a range of topics from the disciplines of applied mathematics, pure mathematics, applied statistics, applied probability and operational research.

Our Department operates an open door policy, meaning that members of staff will always endeavour to see you if they are available in their office. This enables you to have ample contact time with your supervisor.

PhD, MPhil and MSc by research

The PhD, MPhil and MSc by research are programmes of directed research. The minimum period over which they can be completed is:

  • PhD - three years
  • MPhil - two years
  • MSc - one year.

Find a PhD

Our postgraduate research finder lists all of the PhDs that we offer. If you have any questions about undertaking postgraduate research in our Department, please contact us.

Research topics and supervision

You do not have to choose a supervisor before you apply. If you indicate your research topic or area of interest on your application form then we can match you with a suitable project supervisor. However, please do feel free to browse our staff profiles and e-mail individuals to discuss your proposal. You can also contact us and our Graduate Administrator can put you in touch with potential supervisors as well as help with application, visa and general enquiries.