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Recruitment for October 2021

Four-year EPSRC Mathematical Sciences studentships available for October 2021.

Applications for PhD study to commence 1 October 2021 will open from 1 January 2021. Opportunities are available for both full-time and part-time PhD study. Several 3- and 4-year studentships are available for full-time applicants, which cover fees, include a stipend (£15,285 per annum for 2020–2021) plus £1,250 travel allowance each year. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply for one or more 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 for full-time doctoral study applicants beginning October 2021: 5th March 2021

Application deadline for part-time doctoral study applicants beginning October 2021: 31st May 2021

Applicants who are interested in part-time doctoral study should contact the supervisor of the project that interests them, to informally discuss suitability for the project and pre-requisites. This should take place 3-6 months before the application deadline, which is 31st May 2021 for an October 2021 start.

PhD students benefit from a lively research environment with a full programme of seminars, extensive university training, 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 support flexible working patterns and welcome applications from women and minority groups. 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. Choose from the list of Research projects for October 2021.
  3. Submit informal enquiries to the Postgraduate Research Tutor.
  4. Apply by completing an application form and email it to the Postgraduate Research Tutor.

The application form includes a separated Equal opportunities and Higher Education Statistical Agency monitoring form, which is not used as part of the assessment process. Aggregated data from completed application forms will be shared with UK Research and Innovation.

Full-time study

  • Studentships cover fees for 3 to 4 years
  • Annual stipend (£15,285 in 2020–2021)
  • Annual travel allocation of £1,250 
  • Dedicated work-space and computer

Part-time study

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