Entry requirements

A Merit in a taught master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of mathematics within our four broad disciplines – discrete mathematics and algorithms, financial mathematics and control theory, game theory, and operations research. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

You have a plethora of topics to choose from including combinatorics, combinatorial optimisation, computational learning theory, control theory, financial mathematics, game theory, graph theory, integer programming, mechanism design, polyhedral combinatorics, probabilistic analysis, theory of computation and algorithms, and in the applications of mathematics in areas such as inspections, network optimisation, telecommunications, transportation, and economics.

You will benefit from becoming part of an internationally recognised department that is located within a world-class social science institution

Information for international students

Please see the Research section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,299 p/a
International students
EU £4,299 p/a Non EU £17,904 p/a

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months


full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613