Research course


Lancaster University · Mathematics and Statistics

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Mathematics, Statistics, or a combination of the two.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Our research expertise is in algebra, analysis, probability, statistical methodology, and medical and social statistics.

Students will have a formal weekly meeting with their supervisor, supplemented by more frequent, informal contact. Our postgraduate instruction is through either intense lectures (on- or off-campus) under the APTS scheme (Statistics), or term-length courses delivered by video-link, under the MAGIC scheme (Pure Mathematics). Any remaining skills gaps will be covered through additional lectures or directed reading. Students are encouraged to participate in appropriate seminars which provide ideal opportunity to gain valuable experience of communicating ideas to an audience while also receiving feedback; they also help to set future research directions.

Students will have their own laptop, and are generously supported to attend and present work at conferences.

Department specialisms

Particular topics in which research supervision is possible are Operator algebras, Noncommunitative Markov semigroups and Quantum Stochastic Analysis, Banach Space theory, Operator inequalities, Random Matrices and Stochastic Analysis, Partial Differential Equations and zero modes, and Lie and Nonassociative Algebra.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate coordinator
+44 (0)1524 593964
+44 (0)1524 592681