Research course


University of York · Department of Mathematics

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission to graduate research degrees in Mathematics should have or expect to have a good honours degree (equivalent of 2.i or higher) in Mathematics, or a good honours degree in which Mathematics has formed a substantial part of the course. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Research activity within the department covers a wide range of topics in both pure and applied mathematics and many publications originate from this research for research degrees (PhD, PhD (with foundation phase), MPhil or MSc by Research).

Applications are welcome from students wishing to undertake graduate study and research in the following broadly defined areas: applied mathematics; pure mathematics; statistics. Supervision may also be available in other subject areas, according to the research interests of individual members of staff.

We work over a wide range of specialised interests in the areas of pure mathematics (including algebra, geometry, analysis, number theory, stochastic analysis and probability), applied mathematics (including continuum mechanics, mathematical physics, mathematical biology, mathematical chemistry, continuum mechanics and stochastic analysis and mathematical finance), and statistics (including Bayesian Statistics, Big Data Analysis, Biostatistics, Medical Statistics and Health Economics, Financial Statistics and Econometrics, and Nonparametric Statistics).

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
24 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323097