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Mathematics and Statistics - MSc leading to PhD (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

With independent research on topics in mathematics and statistics, the MASDOC doctoral training programme spans four years and comprises an innovative taught-course component and PhD research of the highest standard.

The MSc offers you a broad base of tools to embark on your research project via both taught and research training components. You’ll benefit from close contact with world-class researchers right from the start, helping you to make informed decisions on future research topics and supervisors for your PhD. You’ll focus on research areas including Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Probability and Statistics, but the entire programme is very flexible and you can specialise in different themes and techniques.

Our graduates are highly valued by employers in industry, business or government organisations, and in laboratories where high-level mathematical modelling and analysis are essential tools. You’ll also be well-positioned to embark on an academic career.

Core Modules:

  • Research Study Groups
  • Summer Research Project

Optional Modules:
This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

There are two phases to the PhD programme. Phase 1 is a research training programme which prepares students for completing their PhD in Phase 2. Mathematical training continues beyond the first year, and students become involved in research activity from the outset. Elements of the programme include research study groups, an annual conference, weekly seminars and international engagement through graduate schools and short research visits to international partners.

Phase 1 (MSc)
Combines taught modules with research training in the first half of the first year. There is a wide choice of modules across the MASDOC research areas. The idea is to prepare students for embarking on a PhD research project. It allows students to choose possible PhD topics and supervisors. Phase 1 ends with a written summer research project directly leading onto a PhD research topic. Successful students are awarded a MASDOC MSc at the end of Year 1.

Phase 2 (PhD)

  • Research and PhD dissertation
  • Further training through a tailored choice of graduate courses, TCC and APTS courses
  • Weekly seminars by leading researchers
  • Informal presentations of research to peers
  • International engagement through graduate schools and short research visits to international partners
  • Training in generic skills with an opportunity to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills.
  • MASDOC annual retreat

Graduate Destinations:

Information on destinations of graduates can be found here.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A

Department of study

Warwick Mathematics Institute

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees


Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £19,300 per year

These fees are applicable to year one and switch to £4,262 (home/EU), £17,050 (overseas) upon advancing to the PhD.

Find out more about fees and funding.


Department website

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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.