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PhD in Interdisciplinary Mathematics (2020 Entry)



  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 3-4 years
  • Part-time: up to 7 years


The PhD in Interdisciplinary Mathematics is a unique enterprise combining departments in maths, science, engineering, business and social sciences. Study amongst leading specialists at the Warwick Mathematics Institute, ranked 3rd in the UK (REF 2014).


The PhD in Interdisciplinary Mathematics is aimed at those whose interests lie at an interface between mathematics and its applications. Students studying for this programme will have a supervisor in the Mathematics department as well as in a second University Department in MiR@W (Mathematics Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick) given that the focus of the Interdiciplinary Mathematics PhD is the application of mathematical techniques to problems in another discipline.

All students are required to undergo training in Year 1 and are encouraged to make use of further training opportunities available in subsequent years. Training ranges from gaining a broader knowledge of mathematics through taught modules, seminars and workshops, to enhancing your professional and transferrable skills. Our aim is to produce excellent PhD students who have undertaken high quality original research and who are well-prepared for a career, either in academia or elsewhere.

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Areas for PhD supervision

Warwick academics can supervise thesis research in a wide range of topics in mathematics and its applications.

The MiR@W is composed of 12 departments.

In addition, MIR@W interacts with many of the University's research centres (e.g. DIMAP, WDSI, SBIDER, CSC, MAS, CUSP, WCPM, CCS, AS&RU, DR@W, FDRC) and Global Research Priorities.


Students are required to complete a series of modules, with flexibility to choose from across the various departments and research centres that build MiR@W.

Upon the successful completion of these modules, students are required to complete research project before being formally upgraded to a PhD at the end of the first year.

Training will be supplemented with attendance to seminars, cohort building activities, and additional transferable skills training.


Entry requirements First Class integrated MA, MMath or MSc degree in Mathematics or a science degree with high mathematical content

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.