Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Where possible candidates are interviewed. For overseas candidates the interview may take place via telephone or Skype.

Months of entry


Course content

The LSGNT has approximately 40 potential supervisors available across the three universities who offer a wide range of research projects, from algebraic number theory and arithmetic geometry to differential geometry, topology, and geometric analysis, as well as graduate-level taught modules.

The training that we offer will differ from a traditional UK PhD in pure mathematics in a number of respects, and particularly in the first year mathematical training that will take place across the three institutions. The LSGNT has an ethos of working and learning together in a friendly and supportive environment. The collaborative spirit established in the first year will be maintained by a number of mechanisms including cross-college supervision teams, junior seminars, working groups, and other activities such as a new LSGNT colloquium, an annual retreat and an annual conference.

Department specialisms

Geometry and Number Theory Pure Mathematics

Information for international students

Please see: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students

Fees and funding

EPSRC funding is available for seven students, three students are funded by Imperial College London, two students are funded by UCL, two students are funded by King’s College London and one student is sponsored by the Heilbronn Institute.

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.
See: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Miss Nicky Townsend
+44 (0)20 7679 2839