Research course


University of East Anglia · School of Mathematics
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

For entry on to the MPhil, PhD, and MSc by Research programmes, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a first class honours degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Join a School of Mathematics with a strong international reputation for research, where students work with leading experts on a broad range of topics. We have distinguished research groups in pure and applied mathematics. We offer the chance to collaborate with industry, business and other academics around the world.

The quality of our world-leading and internationally excellent research ranks the School of Mathematics seventh in the UK in terms of our output in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). In the REF2014, 88% of our research output was found to be world-leading or internationally excellent, and 100% of our research was internationally recognised.

The School of Mathematics accepts students for PhD research degrees each year. You can apply for one of several fully funded studentships. We also welcome applications from students with their own funding. Our Faculty members have a range of interests and are more than happy to discuss possible projects with potential students.

Further information on research topics and applications.

Further information about research within the School of Mathematics.

Information for international students

English entry requirements are: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in all components) or equivalent qualification.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0) 1603 591 709