Research course

Geometry and Topology

University of Edinburgh · School of Mathematics

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Working within one of the largest mathematics groups in the UK, you will be completing your degree in an environment that hums with a busy graduate school life, and you will have the chance to make your mark in seminars, workshops, clubs and outings.

Our research group has strong links with the Mathematical Physics research group. You will find this invaluable as a research student, as opportunities to discuss your work and expand your thinking abound.

Our research interests include differential and algebraic geometry, algebraic and geometric topology, twistor theory and integrable systems.

The field of algebraic geometry, in particular, is highly dynamic, reflecting its application to the rapidly increasing use of computer aided design in a variety of careers.

Fees and funding

Please see our Scholarships and Student Finance Office for other funding opportunities

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0) 131 650 5048