Research course

Department of Mathematics

University of Leicester · Department of Mathematics

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants are required to have a first or a good 2nd-class honours degree (or its equivalent) in mathematics, although people with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered too.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

There is an active research group in numerical analysis (approximation theory and ordinary and partial differential equations) and in the numerics of dynamical systems. There is a structured programme in the first year of study which includes a small element of research training, tailored to individual student need.

We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in areas that are compatible with the research interests of our academic staff, which include:

Department specialisms

Approximation Theory; Finite Element Methods for PDEs; Numerical Solution of ODEs; Molecular Dynamics; Dynamical Systems

Information for international students

Information for international students is available on our website.

Fees and funding

Research Councils, university research studentships, overseas research studentships.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72-78 months
full time
36-42 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr A Clark
0116 252 5670
0116 252 3915