Research course

Number Theory and Geometry

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

Number theory is one of the oldest parts of Mathematics studying the fundamental properties of numbers.

This group uses structures, methods and tools of arithmetical origin to research areas which include:

  • zeta and L functions
  • arithmetic geometry
  • analytic number theory
  • local number theory
  • Iwasawa theory
  • higher class field theories
  • higher adelic analysis and geometry
  • higher automorphic forms
  • geometric and categorical theories and correspondences
  • computational number theory

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

Department specialisms

zeta and L functions, arithmetic geometry, analytic number theory, local number theory, Iwasawa theory, higher class field theories, higher adelic analysis and geometry, higher automorphic forms, geometric and categorical theories and correspondences, computational number theory

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 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559