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.