Research course


Keele University · School of Computing and Mathematics

Entry requirements

  • Individual Research Offices and Institutes – Before submitting an application to undertake a research degree at Keele, you are advised to contact the relevant Research Office or Institute. This will allow you to discuss your research proposal, available supervision and the entry requirements of the research programme.
  • Qualifications and experience – any academic and professional qualifications or industrial experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases form an integral part of the entrance requirement
  • Research programmes – entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.
  • Non-standard qualifications – if your qualifications are non-standard or different from the entry requirements stated, please contact the relevant Research Office or Institute to discuss whether your application would be considered.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

PhD projects are available in Applied and Pure Mathematics, and Statistics. The broad areas of research in Applied Mathematics include fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, biomechanics and biomedical engineering, and are motivated by industrial and medical applications. Research in Pure Mathematics includes number theory, non-commutative ring theory and mathematical logic. Research in Statistics is primarily in Medical Statistics. For further information see the Centre for Mathematics Research website.

Information for international students

Candidates require an IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any subtest.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Lisa Cartlidge
(+44) 01782 733270