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Warwick Graduate School in Mathematical Sciences

Warwick offers unique opportunities for postgraduate study in Mathematics, Statistics and their interfaces with other disciplines.

Opportunities for PhD study:

Our Departments of Mathematics and Statistics are both physically and intellectually close, and have worked closely together in research, and several Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).

Interested in our research activity? Find out more about our current research activity in Mathematics and Statistics.

Our programmes:

Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics and Statistics

Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Real-World Systems (MathSys) 

PhD in Mathematics 

PhD in Statistics 

MSc in Statistics 

MSc in Mathematics 

MSc in Financial Mathematics

Master of Advanced Study in Mathematical Sciences (MASt) 

Affiliated programmes:

Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems (HetSys) 

Ongoing activities:

Mathematics and Statistics Centre for Doctoral Training (MASDOC)

Oxford-Warwick Statistics Programme (OxWaSP)

The traditional route to a PhD is that a student enters the programme with a prescribed supervisor(s) and a clear idea of the field in which their PhD will be completed.

Our standard route, entering through a CDT, means you will not be formally assigned a PhD supervisor until part way through your first year. In this time you’ll have been able to try out different courses, explore possible PhD topics and work with your potential supervisors, ensuring you find a PhD topic that you find engaging and a supervisor that suits you.

View our programmes to see the different CDT options we offer, as well as our more traditional PhD routes.

The right route for you depends on a number of factors, including your academic background, and how certain you are about the area or topic you wish your PhD to be in.

If you’re unsure don’t worry. You can apply to both routes at the same time, and we’ll follow up with you to discuss the options and offer advice as to what might be best for you. Alternatively you can contact our Admissions Tutors ahead of time and they can discuss this with you:

MathsPhDAdmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk or

StatsPhDAdmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk

You can apply to as many of the listed programmes as you wish in a single application form and therefore applications should specify all programmes you want to be considered for.

While you will formally apply to either the Department of Statistics or the Warwick Mathematics Institute depending on your choices, our admissions teams are in regular contact and we are careful to ensure that applicants in areas which overlap both departments are considered jointly.

The application form can be accessed here, or direct from each individual course page.

Why study with us?

  • We are nationally and internationally recognised as leaders in PhD training
  • Our research environment was rated as world-leading in the Research Excellence Framework 2014
  • In addition to our excellence in core mathematics and statistics, we're focused on research that crosses traditional boundaries both within the mathematical sciences and reaching out to other subjects such as Systems Biology, Epidemiology, Complexity and Scientific Computing
  • Our new, award-winning extension building connects the departments of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science allowing us to bring together all our Centres for Doctoral Training into one Graduate School
  • The new building features enhanced work spaces throughout better enabling students to collaborate with and learn from each other
  • Become part of a tight-knit graduate community offering a rich environment of seminars, reading groups, taught courses and social activities to help fill in your background understanding, take your knowledge to the next level and to make the most of your whole experience
Warwick Mathematics Institute
Visit our Mathematics pages for more information.
Department of Statistics
Visit our Statistics pages for more information.