Research course

Discrete Mathematics

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Mathematical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

Good honours or Masters degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject area

PhD, MPhil, MSc by dissertation.

Months of entry

January, April, October

Course content

Our MPHP Discrete Mathematics produces graduates with expertise in discrete mathematics, a topic in which several members of staff in our Department of Mathematical Sciences are researchers and which underlies various activities ranging from keeping mobile telephone networks working to protecting digital information against piracy to the systems used by computers round the world to encrypt and decrypt information.

You will initially take appropriate taught modules from our MSc Discrete Mathematics and its Applications, dealing both with abstract theory and more applied aspects of discrete mathematics, and subsequently proceed to writing your PhD thesis.

We also offer an MPhil in this subject and part-time research study is also available.

Our Department of Mathematical Sciences has an international reputation in many areas like such as semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology.

Our staff are strongly committed to research and teaching. They have published several well-regarded text books and are world leaders in their individual specialisms, with their papers appearing in learned journals like Communications in Algebra, Studia Logica, International Journal of Algebra and Computation, SIAM Journal in Optimization, IEEE Evolutionary Computation, Computers and Operations Research, Ecology, Journal of Mathematical Biology, and Journal of Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology.

Department specialisms

Pure mathematics; applied mathematics; statistics; operational research.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, see: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
research-mas@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872704