Research course


Newcastle University · School of Mathematics and Statistics

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent in computing science, mathematics, physics, statistics or another strongly quantitative discipline. We also accept MMaths and MPhys degrees.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

We invite MPhil and PhD proposals in any of our research areas. In Pure Mathematics our two main fields are functional analysis and geometric algebra. In Applied Mathematics our research is predominantly in fluid mechanics, astrophysics and cosmology.

As a research postgraduate in the School of Mathematics and Statistics you will be working under the supervision of an expert in your chosen field. To help you identify a topic and potential supervisor, we encourage you to find out more about our staff specialisms.

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Department specialisms

Pure Mathematics: operator theory and function theory, Banach algebras, cohomology and modules. Algebra: study of infinite groups, finite classical groups and their geometries. Applied Mathematics: fluid dunamics, including modelling of quantum fluids, classical and astrophysical fluids, cosmology, including the very early university and quantum gravity.

Information for international students

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary, School of Mathematics and Statistics
+44 (0) 191 208 6960