Research course

Mathematical Sciences

Loughborough University · Department of Mathematics Science

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 1st class or good 2:1 degree in mathematics or a related discipline.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Our Mathematical Sciences department is committed to driving forward innovation across the teaching and research of both pure and applied mathematics.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences attracts staff and students from all over the world, making it a diverse and stimulating environment in which to study. Active in high quality research across the broad spectrum of mathematics, the Department has an international reputation, with four fifths of research rated internationally-leading (or better) in REF 2014.

Our Department undertakes research in both pure and applied mathematics and is located in the newly-refurbished Schofield Building. The department consists of around 35 members of staff and 50 PhD students from all over the world.

The Department’s work is complemented and underpinned by senior visiting academics, research associates and a large support team.

Our programmes reflect our strengths, and in some cases represent established collaborative training ventures with industrial partners. Our graduates go on to work with companies such as BAE Systems, Citigroup, Experian, GE Aviation, Mercedes Benz, Nuclear Labs USA and PwC.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is the proud holder of the Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its commitment to gender equality and its work to advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) subjects.

It is also part of the London Mathematical Society’s Good Practice Scheme, which supports mathematics departments interested in embedding equal opportunities for women within their working practices.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
+44 (0)1509 222861