Applicants would usually be expected to have a First or Upper-Second Class Honours degree (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in a mathematical subject. In some research areas a background in physics, engineering or computer science is also acceptable.
Months of entry
January, April, July, September
Course contentThe School of Mathematics has an outstanding research reputation. The research facilities include one of the finest libraries in the country, the John Rylands University Library. This library has recently made a very large commitment of resources to providing comprehensive online facilities for the free use of the University's research community. Postgraduate students in the School benefit from direct access to all the Library electronic resources from their offices.
Many research seminars are held in the School on a weekly basis and allow staff and research students to stay in touch with the latest developments in their fields. The School is one of the lead partners in the MAGIC project and research students can attend any of the postgraduate courses offered by the MAGIC consortium
Opportunities for PhD research are available in a wide range of topics in Mathematical Logic. For some of the available areas of possible PhD research see the current Mathematical Logic research areas. For more details about the specific projects, please contact the relevant individual members of staff or get in touch with the Logic Postgraduate Admissions Tutor.
Students may enter our graduate programme in logic by initially taking our taught M.Sc. course over 1 year. This will provide an introduction to mathematical logic and, subject to satisfactory progress, can lead to admission to the PhD programme.
The School of Mathematics is one of the largest and most research-active in the UK. It is ranked 6th highest in the country on the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Over 95% of research in the school is 'Recognised Internationally', with over 20% in the highest 'World Leading' category.
Information for international students
All applicants for postgraduate programmes should have a very good command of written and spoken English. Students whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 570 (paper-based) or 90 (internet based).
Fees and fundingPlease see www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0)161 275 5802 / 0176