Research course

Mathematical Sciences

University of Bath · Department of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class honours degree, or equivalent in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Mathematical Sciences PhD allows graduates to participate in scientific research, often with a view to a career in academic or industrial research.

The programme is suitable for students who wish to specialise in any of the areas of research in the department which are:

PhD graduates from the Department of Mathematical Sciences have progressed to a broad selection of careers including prestigious academic positions all over the UK, the rest of Europe and North America, as well as industrial positions in companies such as:

  • UK Met office
  • Commerzbank
  • Barclays Capital
  • Detica
  • Liverpool-Victoria Actuarial Division
  • PfizerAstraZeneca
  • NHS Medial Physics
  • GazProm
  • Sun Alliance
  • Smith Institute
  • Schlumberger
  • Tessella

Research content

You will be led to the cutting edge of mathematics and statistics research and learn the latest methods and techniques in the field.

Postgraduate students are offered a variety of training courses and are encouraged to attend international scientific meetings. In addition to local courses, both subject specific and with a view to transferable skills, students can benefit from our cooperation with other institutions, in particular the Mathematics Taught Course Centre and the Academy for PhD Training in Statistics.

Information for international students

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

Find funding for doctoral research at the University of Bath.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Doctoral Admissions
01225 383463