Mathematics (25)

  PhD Projects in Mathematics


 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

The Department of Mathematics at King’s College London invites applications for PhD students to start in October 2024. There are a number of fully funded studentships available for excellent candidates. These studentships are funded for either 3.5 or 4 years.

The department has a distinguished scientific tradition in pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. Since its foundation in 1830, it has established a reputation as a world-leading centre for the research and study of mathematics.

We offer PhDs in three programmes across eight research groups: Applied Mathematics Research (Disordered Systems, Financial Mathematics, Probability, and Theoretical Physics); Pure Mathematics Research (Analysis, Geometry, and Number Theory); Theoretical Physics and Statistics Research.

Located in the heart of London, the Mathematics Department at King’s is home to over 100 internationally renowned academic staff and postdocs, and 95 PhD students. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 50% of its work judged to be world-leading (4*) and 50% to be internationally excellent (3*).

Who Should Apply

You should have a 2:1 or first-class undergraduate degree, or an MMath, MSci or Master’s degree with Merit and high grades in modules relating to the research area. In exceptional cases other qualifications and experience may be considered and all applications will be assessed on their merit as appropriate to the individual case.

A limited number of faculty and UKRI fully funded studentships are available for applicants with Home or Overseas fees status, please apply through our standard application route.

Note: Applicants should be aware there may be other costs which will not be covered by the studentship, for example, visa fees, healthcare surcharge, and relocation costs.

At King’s, we are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

Funding Notes

Departmental fully funded studentships are allocated among all applicants on merit. Strong candidates will be considered for PhD funding by the department. This funding includes tuition fees, tax free stipend set at UKRI rate plus London weighting, as well as an allowance for research-related travel. Please see a directory of other funding opportunities you might be eligible to apply to here

How to apply

Please browse the department’s Research Groups pages for an overview of research currently being undertaken. For any questions about the research, please contact the relevant potential supervisor(s) (especially for the Pure Mathematics Research Programme) or the admissions tutor of the relevant research group.

There is also a list of some PhD projects proposed by researchers available in the PhD webpages, please scroll down and you will find it under the tab “Explore our PhD projects”. If you are interested in any of these, please get in touch with the relevant researcher.

Information about potential supervisors and their contact details can be found in the departmental web site as well as in the relevant Research Group pages.

You must apply using the King’s College King’s Apply system ( The selection process will involve a pre-selection on documents. If selected, this will be followed by an invitation to an interview. Should you be successful at the interview, an offer will be provided in due time.

Further guidelines for the application process are available here.

Queries related to these studentships should be sent to . Please also contact this address for advice on funding deadlines.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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