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PhD in Mathematics (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-G1P4
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 3-4 years


The PhD in Mathematics offers an intellectually stimulating and dynamic atmosphere in research both pure and applied mathematics. Study at the University of Warwick's Mathematics Institute, ranked 3rd in the UK (REF 2014), an international centre of research excellence.


Mathematics at Warwick covers a full range of both pure and applied areas. The Mathematics Postgraduate Degrees are appropriate for students with a strong and broad mathematical background who wish to continue to focus on primarily mathematical questions in their postgraduate work.

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.

Find a supervisor

The link 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 department, unlike some other departments, does not require students to make any arrangements with any potential supervisors, though of course you are welcome to contact them directly and discuss your interests and any potential projects they may offer.

Research proposal guidance

In many cases applicants have not settled on a specific area or project, and have rather broad interests. If that's the case this document can be used to describe your interests, your background on those areas, and what attracts you to those topics for example. This will help in assessing your application and help us determine potential supervisors and projects that you might be interested in.


Areas for PhD supervision

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


Students are required to complete a series of modules in theirs first year (from a very wide selection of bespoke modules), with assessment including an oral examination component. 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.

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