Research course


University of Kent · School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A first or second class honours degree in a subject with a significant mathematical content (or equivalent).

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry


Course content

Studying mathematics at postgraduate level gives you a chance to begin your own research, develop your own creativity and be part of a long tradition of people investigating analytic, geometric and algebraic ideas.

You would be joining a vibrant research community of almost 100 postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers and academic staff. You have the opportunity to engage with a very wide range of research topics within a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students.

A very active research seminar programme further enhances the Mathematics research experience.

Department specialisms

The research interests of the Mathematics Group cover a wide range of topics following our strategy of cohesion with diversity. The areas outlined provide focal points for these varied interests: Nonlinear differential equations Painlevé equations Mathematical biology Quantum integrable systems Topological solitons Algebra and representation theory Algebraic topology Invariant theory Financial mathematics

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current information and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
+44 (0)1227 824133