Research course


Newcastle University · School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

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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, April, September

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

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language Requirements.

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, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0) 191 208 6960