What is a PhD in Mathematical Modelling?
Mathematical Modelling is an important part of many academic areas including Biology, Physics, and Computer Science.
Mathematical Modelling PhDs have a focus on the application of analytical and computational methods to describe and predict natural phenomena.
Typical Mathematical Modelling PhDs have a focus on one of the following fields:
- Computational Biology
- Financial Mathematics
- Statistical Mechanics
The scope of Mathematical Modelling research can also be divided into theoretical and computational branches.
If your Mathematical Modelling PhD has a theoretical emphasis, you will focus on developing and applying mathematical theories to real-life problems.
If your Mathematical Modelling PhD has a computational emphasis, you will aim to develop new computational methods to describe and predict natural phenomena.
As a PhD student in Mathematical Modelling, you may also choose to study a subject that is distinct from the main focus of your research. This could be the case if your supervisor offers you the freedom to study a subject that interests you independently of the research project.
Typical PhDs in Mathematical Modelling have a duration of 3-4 years.