Research course

Mathematical Physics

University of Nottingham · School of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial mathematical content.

Months of entry


Course content

Among the staff there is an emphasis on modern mathematical physics though other areas are also well represented. There is a constant flow of high level international researchers visiting the department. Excellent opportunities exist for research leading to the degrees of PhD in the above areas.

Quantum Disordered Systems with research topics including, quantum chaos, quantum tunnelling, short-wavelength approximations in optics, random matrix theory, Anderson localisation, multifractality, random energy landscapes.

Quantum Gravity researching topics such as spin foam models of quantum gravity, quantum gravity in 2+1 spacetime dimensions, non-communicative geometry, quantum black holes, modified gravity, averaging methodsin contstrained quantisation.

Quantum Information encompassing the study of non-classical correlations in multipartite quantum systems, quantum cryptography, quantum computation and quantum statistics.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Department specialisms

Quantum Probability; Quantum Field Theory; Quantum Gravity; Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics; Computational Quantum Theory; Quantum Information; Quantum Chaos; Disordered Systems; Complexity.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Mathematical Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559