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Maths Postgraduate Research opportunities at Warwick

Our PhD degrees combine high-quality teaching and training within a stimulating research environment to provide students with the expertise, skills, and perspective for a fulfilling career.

The Mathematics Institute is an international centre of excellence, attracting research mathematicians from all over the world. We offer an intellectually stimulating and dynamic atmosphere that few institutions rival.

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The Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics at Warwick

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Mathematics at Warwick offers advanced research training in mathematics of the highest quality. We prepare doctoral students for their future career.

Unlike most CDTs, it is not dedicated to a single area. The programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a PhD in Mathematics, whether it be in pure and/or applied mathematics, within a CDT framework.

The breadth of expertise in the Department, together with a thriving culture of research, international visitors, seminars and workshops, makes the Department one of the best in the UK to undertake postgraduate research.

CDT studentships are funded for four years. The first year includes a taught course component as students get to know the department, develop relationships with potential supervisors, and deepen their knowledge in areas of mathematics and statistics relevant to their research interests.


Training in the first year includes:

  • A broad range of PhD-level modules including The Taught Course Centre, a collaboration between the Mathematics Departments at the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Imperial, Oxford, and Warwick
  • Training in transferable skills, including a module dedicated to communicating to a broad mathematical audience.

Following successful completion of the taught component, and the completion of an individual mini-project, students upgrade from MPhil to PhD and the remaining time is focussed on the PhD project.

CDT students continue to participate in ongoing cohort activities throughout the four-year programme, including:

  • CDT seminars. Students give short talks presenting their research.
  • Group lunches allowing students to interact in an informal setting and give informal presentations to stimulate discussion across the departments.
  • Skills workshops to discuss options, preparation of CVs, and application strategy for future employment.