Applied mathematics

Qualifications Duration Start dates Application period
(MPhil also available)
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
February and October January to April
PhD (MPhil also available)
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
Start dates
February and October
Application period
January to April

Researchers in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics are housed in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and study a variety of topics including aperiodic order and symbolic dynamics, energy, fluid dynamics, electromagnetic wave phenomena, spintronics and statistical physics.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). If you are not a UK citizen, you may need to prove your knowledge of English

Potential research projects

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for one of the research projects listed on the School of Mathematics and Statistics PhD recruitment page. Projects in Applied Mathematics are likely to focus on the following themes:

  • Aperiodic order and symbolic dynamics
  • Condensed matter theory: photoconduction and hopping conductivity; spintronics and magnetoresistance
  • Dynamical systems theory
  • Electromagnetic wave phenomena
  • Energy systems
  • Quantum information
  • Statistical physics

Fees and funding

UK fee International fee
Full time: £4,596 per year Full time: £15,079 per year
Part time: £2,298 per year Part time: £7,539.5 per year

Some of our research students are funded via the EPSRC Mathematical Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership, some are funded by University studentships, others are self-funded.

For detailed information about fees and funding, visit Fees and studentships.

To see current funded studentship vacancies across all research areas, see Current studentships.;


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How to apply

Get in touch

If you have an enquiry specific to this research topic, please contact:

Director of Research, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Email: STEM-MS-PhD
Phone: +44 (0)1908 655552

Apply now

If you’re interested in applying for this research topic, please take a look at the application process.