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Computational Mathematics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 104 Computational Mathematics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Computational Mathematics involves the use of complex mathematical models to find solutions to complex problems in fields such as Physics and Engineering.

What's it like to study a PhD in Computational Mathematics?

As a PhD student in Computational Mathematics, you'll work with your supervisory team to come up with solutions to real-world problems using mathematical models. You'll likely divide your time between lab-based research and writing your thesis.

Some popular research areas in Computational Mathematics include:

  • Computational imaging
  • Computational mechanics
  • Computational finance
  • Data science
  • Mathematical biology
  • Statistical physics

You might also have the opportunity to collaborate with other departments at your university to connect your research to their work.

Most PhDs in Computational Mathematics are advertised with a research objective attached, but it's also possible to propose your own research project. Your proposal will need to be reviewed and accepted before you can begin your PhD.

In the UK, you'll usually complete a PhD in Computational Mathematics over three years, although some departments may ask you to study over four years.

If you are performing research that is connected to the work of other departments at your university, you may be asked to divide your time between working on your own research and assisting with other projects.

Entry requirements

Because it is a research-led degree, entry requirements for a PhD in Computational Mathematics are the same as those for a Masters in Computational Mathematics. You'll most likely need an Upper Second-class Honours degree in Mathematics or a relevant subject, such as Physics, Engineering or Computer Science.

You may also need some professional experience in Computational Mathematics, depending on the programme you apply to.

PhD in Computational Mathematics funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Computational Mathematics are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). They offer full-time students a fully-funded studentship, along with a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend.

If you're applying for a PhD advertised with a research objective attached, you'll receive any funding attached to the project. If you're proposing your own project, you'll first need to be accepted onto a PhD to be eligible for funding.

PhD in Computational Mathematics careers

A PhD in Computational Mathematics can open many doors to careers in scientific research and computing, as well as finance and technology. You may also have the opportunity to continue your research career by applying for a postdoc or research fellow position.

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PhD Studentship in “Multi-scale mathematical models to predict prostate cancer progression and treatment response.” (2024)

PhD studentship in the Groups of “Mathematics Applied to Biology” and “Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing” at the University of Sussex (UK), with the collaboration of the “Group of Numerical Methods in Engineering” at the University of A Coruña (Spain). Read more

Optical fiber-based RF-breakdown detection and prediction

The QUASAR Group, based at the Cockcroft Institute, in collaboration with the beam instrumentation company D-Beam Ltd, have pioneered the development and commercialization of optical fiber-based beam loss monitors for particle accelerators. Read more

Preparation and Characterisation of ‘Green’ Photocathodes for the Generation of High-Brightness Electron Beams

The quality of the electron beam in an accelerator is limited largely by that of the electron source. Fourth generation light sources such as the planned UK X-FEL and ultrafast electron diffraction projects require high-brightness electron sources. Read more

AI for Modelling Equine Reproduction

The Postgraduate Research Programme MedAgriTech AI eXcellence (MATX) offers 12 PhD research scholarships to commence in 2024. Each project will include an enterprise placement of minimum 12 weeks duration. Read more

PhD position in Materials Informatics

The Multiscale Modeling of Materials and Machine Learning Laboratory (M4L Lab. https://www.m4l-lab.com/) at Villanova University is looking for one Ph.D. Read more

Optimization and control of nonlinear and partial differential equations.

A PhD position, fully funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is available in the Cybernetic Systems and Controls Lab (CSCL) in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Read more

Understanding Deep Learning

Supervisory Team. Antonia Marcu, Jonathon Hare. Project description. Deep Learning (DL) is a widely successful tool. However, there are many fundamental challenges left to solve in DL. Read more

AI Powered Personalized Virtual Heart Modelling

Supervisory Team: Dr Lei Li, Prof. Age Chapman. Project description. In this unique PhD project, we aim to develop advanced AI models for creating cardiac digital twins, i.e., virtual heart models. Read more

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