The Department has a number of funded PhD studentships from a range of sources.
Generously funded by a benefactor, the Department has a Doctoral Prize Studentship, available to home, EU and overseas students, offering full support for 3 years with an enhanced stipend of £17,000, for curiosity-driven fundamental research. As with other Departmental studentships, the holder is expected to do up to 3 hours per week of small-group support teaching and associated marking.
UK students with suitable academic background wishing to study for a PhD in any area of mathematics in which the department can offer research supervision would be eligible for full support (stipend and fees) normally for up to 3 years (EU applicants with qualifying residence in the UK are also eligible for full support).
There is also normally a number of Departmental PhD Studentships available offering full support for 3 years. Both home/EU and overseas candidates are welcome to apply. These students will normally be expected to do up to 3 hours per week of small-group support teaching and associated marking as part of their studentship.
If you wish to be considered for the Prize Studentship, or for EPSRC or Departmental funding, you should note that:
The WW Smith Fund is a small trust fund held by the Departments of Mathematics and Physics for the support of research students in mathematical and theoretical physics who are not fully maintained by other sources of funding. Applications for support will be invited in the Summer Term for awards to be made in the following academic year. Applications should be submitted to the Trustees by supervisors (or potential supervisors). Award decisions will be based on financial need and academic merit.
Finally, most research students for whom it is not already a condition of their funding are offered the opportunity to do some small-group teaching for the department, allowing them to supplement their income.