Research course

Mathematics

Institution
University of Surrey · Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a good first class degree in an MMath, MPhys or MSc qualification, or a first class honours degree in mathematics, physical sciences or engineering.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

From geometry, partial differential equations to fluid dynamics, meteorology, statistics and modelling in the life sciences, mathematics at Surrey offers an extraordinary range of research opportunities that lie at the heart of the critical scientific questions of our age.

Our staff are at the forefront of their field, and offer support for innovative research programmes in a lively, inspiring and intellectually stimulating environment. Our research cuts a broad swathe through both pure and applied areas of mathematics, and we’re unique in the strong emphasis we place on research at the interface between pure and applied mathematics.

As well as developing new cutting-edge mathematics, our research also involves innovative applications in areas such as wave energy, drug development, ecology, biological systems, theoretical and experimental physics, climate change and meteorology, and crime forecasting and prevention.

We work closely with other academics, industries and research groups, ranging from internal collaborations with the Surrey Sleep Centre, the 5G Innovation Centre, and the School of Veterinary Medicine to partnerships with other institutions from around the globe. Our national and international collaborators include Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, and the ETH Zurich as well as leading businesses such as AstraZenica, Offshore Wave Energy Limited, and government agencies such as the Animal & Plant Health Agency.

We’re part of the MAGIC network, which provides a large selection of PhD courses in pure and applied mathematics, so you will be able to explore these fields during your time with us. We’re also a host department for the SCENARIO NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months
part time
96 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1483 682 222