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 an 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

Research interests are broad and cover areas of algebra, geometry, analysis, probability and combinatorics. There is also research that interfaces algebra, geometry and rigidity theory. Specific topics include: Algebraic Topology, Banach Algebras, Discrete Geometry, Group Theory, Graph Theory, Homological Algebra, Lie Theory, Mathematical Physics, Operator Algebras, Probability Theory (including Noncommutative Probability), Quantum Algebra, Quantum Field Theory, Random Matrix Theory, Representation Theory, Spectral Theory and Stochastic Analysis.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

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