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

The Department works to deliver innovative research that has the potential to have significant impact on industry. Over 30 members of academic staff work across a variety of research interests in both pure and applied mathematics, to develop new ways of thinking and learning, and continually strengthen research within the department.

The principles of mathematical science often form 'unseen' parts of our everyday lives and apply to many aspects of the modern world. Mathematics is a key driver in advancing many areas within Science and Technology, making continued research both impactful and exciting.

The Department’s strength in research excellence is reflected in the latest Research Excellence Framework results (2014) where 87% of the Department’s research was classed as internationally recognised and 10% as world-leading.

Research students within the department enjoy a vibrant community to learn in and also benefit from a range of resources to support their work as well as the opportunity to undertake training in lecturing and tutoring.

With the support and expertise of well-respected academics, and a rich, innovative environment in which to study, postgraduate research students in the Mathematical Sciences department have one task; to further the development of mathematics and its applications through cutting-edge research.

Department specialisms

Dynamical Systems, Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Global Analysis and PDEs, Linear and Nonlinear Waves, Mathematical Modelling, Stochastic Analysis.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
+44 (0)1509 222861