Find out more about this Mathematics of Systems research PhD.
On the PhD in Mathematics of Systems you will learn to apply new mathematical techniques to solve real-world systems challenges. Ranked 3rd in the UK in REF 2014, the Warwick Mathematics Institute offers an expertly designed programme to train independent researchers.
Would you like to use novel mathematics to tackle real-world problems? Our research bridges two cross-cutting methodological themes that are central to complex multi-scale systems prediction: modelling across spatial and temporal scales; and hybrid modelling integrating complex data and mechanistic models. These themes pervade real-world problems in many areas of active research and will shape mathematical and computational modelling for the coming decades.
If you would like to investigate direct entry to the PhD programme, in the first instance please contact the MathSys teamLink opens in a new window.
Teaching and learning
The Mathematics for Real-World Systems CDT runs a 1+3 MSc+PhD programme. Entrance is conventionally via the MSc year. Please see the description for MSc in Mathematics of Systems for more information or visit the MathSys CDT website.
As well as the taught MSc component, the PhD years include transferrable skills modules as well as summer schools and reading groups. PhD students are also encouraged to audit relevant courses.
General entry requirements
Applications are invited where candidates have already completed Master’s-level training in a related field and obtained a high result.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:
- Band A
- IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course.
The Mathematics of Systems CDT main research themes are:
- Quantitative biomedical research
- Mathematical epidemiology
- Socio-technical systems
- Advanced modelling and optimisation of industrial processes.
Warwick academics can supervise thesis research in a wide range of topics in mathematics and its applications. In addition, all PhD projects are expected to be co-supervised by an external partner, bringing knowledge, data and experience to the modelling of real-world problems.
Find a supervisor
Please contact the MathSys team if you are considering direct entry to the PhD programme. Please be aware that the MathSys CDT cannot offer funding for direct entrants to the PhD programme.
The 'Find A Supervisor' link below will allow you to explore the research interests of academics within the department. Please include in your application the names of potential supervisors, with interests aligned with yours, or people you would like to work with.
The mathematics department, unlike some other departments, does not require students to make any arrangements with any potential supervisors before applying, though of course you are welcome to contact them directly and discuss your interests and any potential projects they may offer.
Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Fee Status Guidance
The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
Please contact your academic department for information about department specific costs, which should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
Find out about the different funding routes available, including; postgraduate loans, scholarships, fee awards and academic department bursaries.
Find out more about the various funding opportunities that are available in our department.
Find out more about the cost of living as a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick.
Mathematics at Warwick
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How to apply
The application process for courses that start in September and October 2024 will open on 2 October 2023.
For research courses that start in September and October 2024 the application deadline for students who require a visa to study in the UK is 2 August 2024. This should allow sufficient time to complete the admissions process and to obtain a visa to study in the UK.