Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent), ideally with a significant project component indicating aptitude for mathematical research
Months of entry
Researchers in applied mathematics are housed in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and study a broad range of topics. The Applied Mathematics group works at the highest level in several areas, including theoretical physics relating to statistical physics, solid-state physics, and applications of fluid dynamics to aerosol science, meteorology and astrophysics.
- Professor Uwe Grimm
- Dr Robert Hasson
- Dr Tim Lowe
- Dr Ben Mestel
- Dr Marc Pradas
- Dr Andrey Umerski
- Dr Paul Upton
- Professor Michael Wilkinson
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for one of the research projects listed on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics’ PhD recruitment page. Projects in Applied Mathematics are likely to focus on the following themes: Condensed matter theory: photoconduction and hopping conductivity; spintronics and magnetoresistance Mathematical physics: aperiodic order; dynamical systems theory Statistical physics: particles in complex flows; statistical mechanics of surfaces and interfacial phenomena; a test-tube model for rainfall; planet formation and gravitational collapse Other topics: energy research; magnetic imaging inverse problems; mathematical biology; quantum information.
Fees and funding
Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Mathematics and Statistics Research Secretary
- +44 (0)1908 655552