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Postgraduate research degrees in mathematical sciences

Find out about our PhD degrees, funding opportunities and how you can apply.

Mathematical sciences PhDs (full or part time)

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is offers fully funded PhD studentships across its 6 main research groups of Algebra & Geometry, Analysis, Applied & Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Numerical Analysis and Data Science , Probability, and Statistics. Interdisciplinary research includes the areas of data science, machine learning, image processing, the mathematics of networks, and industrial mathematics.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Bath is one of the UK's leading research groups. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, 96% of our research was rated world leading/internationally excellent.

There is a strong culture of inclusion and mutual support within the Department and we value diversity. Postgraduate students are able to access a variety of training courses, are encouraged to attend international scientific meetings, and have the chance to work collaboratively with people across the Department, other scientific areas, industrial partners, and international groups.

More information on broad research themes can be found through our research group pages:

How to apply

Our students are funded through a variety of sources, including competitively through the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership allocation to Mathematical Science, a partnership with the Heilbron Institute, and the University of Bath.

You can see full details on applying for a PhD at Bath or follow the links to get straight to the application form.

Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics

PhDs in statistical applied mathematics are delivered through SAMBa and are for five years (four years funded), with the first year consisting of taught courses, training in problem formulation, and research skills. You will be part of a large cohort of students and during your first year, will explore opportunities for research and scope your own PhD project, possibly in collaboration with researchers outside of the department.

Discovering the world of PhDs (Event)

Are you considering a PhD? Would you like to find out more about what a PhD involves, what PhD programmes are available in Bath and beyond, and what the application process will involve?

In this event, to be held in person at the University of Bath, we will discuss the opportunities for PhD study open to students graduating with a degree in Mathematics, and talk about how to apply, and what research topics are available in Bath. There will also be opportunities to meet current PhD students, and to discuss projects with potential PhD supervisors.

If you would like to attend, please register for the event. For students attending from outside Bath, the department may be able to cover travel expenses up to £100. Please indicate on the registration form your interest.

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