Department of Mathematical Sciences

Studentship Opportunities

Interested in doing a PhD in mathematical sciences at Bath? There are many ways to join our excellent and welcoming department.

4-year SAMBa PhD Studentships

Applications are open from 1 October to 30 June for an October start in our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics. SAMBa is a four year programme, including a first year MRes programme, during which you will scope your own research programme. Apply early as places are competitive. 

Project Specific Studentships

Fully funded research projects available in the Department of Mathematical Sciences are described below. Often these are SAMBa aligned projects where you will become part of the SAMBa cohort, and will have access to SAMBa training opportunities, but will not complete the MRes training year. 

Stochastic mixing in many-particle systems

Supervisors: Kit Yates and Tim Rogers in collaboration with Syngenta.

Starting October 2018 or before.´╗┐

Tackling this project will require the development of individual-based stochastic models for individual seed motion, and derivation of macro-scale partial differential equations for fluid-like flow of the bulk. In order to enable optimisation of the process, ultimately, these disparate modelling regimes must be coupled to each other and further to a stochastic model for the spread of coating. Each of these steps is mathematically significant, allowing the project student to develop expertise in cutting-edge techniques across applied mathematics and probability.