Research course

Pure Mathematics

University of Lincoln · School of Mathematics and Physics

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree in a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This MPhil/PhD in Pure Mathematics enables students to investigate the purely abstract, theoretical areas of mathematical discovery at the highest level. Students in the University's School of Mathematics and Physics are able to work alongside specialists within the field in a vibrant community, sharing ideas and experiences.

Postgraduate research in pure mathematics covers the areas of lie algebras and group theory. Training is provided through individual supervision of research and by advanced seminars. Research students can benefit from a comprehensive programme of training designed to develop research skills and methodologies.

A team of academics will offer advice and support on publishing work in international journals and presenting at global conferences, and there may be opportunities to engage in international collaborations.

Department specialisms

Staff in the School of Mathematics and Physics conduct leading research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nanoscience at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The School collaborates with top research institutions in Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the USA. The School’s research focuses on four key areas: Algebra, Astrophysics, Computational Physics, and Experimental Nanophysics. For information about the School’s research activity please visit:

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student, you may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) certificate in order to enrol on this course.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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