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Pure Mathematics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 24 Pure Mathematics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in Pure Mathematics is a thrilling journey that allows you to delve deep into the fascinating world of abstract mathematical concepts and theories. It is a path that will challenge and stimulate your intellect, while also opening up a world of opportunities for a rewarding career in academia or industry.

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

Studying a PhD in Pure Mathematics is an immersive experience that involves conducting original research in a specific area of mathematics. You will work closely with your supervisor, who will guide and support you throughout your research journey. This will involve exploring existing theories, developing new mathematical models, and solving complex problems.

As a PhD student in Pure Mathematics, you will spend a significant amount of time reading and studying existing literature, attending seminars and conferences, and collaborating with fellow researchers. You will also have the opportunity to present your findings at conferences and publish your work in academic journals, contributing to the advancement of mathematical knowledge.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Pure Mathematics

To pursue a PhD in Pure Mathematics, you will typically need a strong undergraduate degree in Mathematics or a related field. Most universities require a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree, although some may consider applicants with a 2.2 if they have relevant research experience or a higher-level degree, such as a Master's.

In addition to academic qualifications, it is essential to demonstrate a passion for mathematics, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to think critically and analytically. Admissions committees also consider research potential and the compatibility of research interests between the applicant and potential supervisors.

PhD in Pure Mathematics funding options

Funding for PhDs in Pure Mathematics may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Pure Mathematics careers

A PhD in Pure Mathematics opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Many graduates choose to pursue academic careers, becoming researchers and professors at universities around the world. As a mathematician, you can contribute to the development of new mathematical theories, teach and mentor students, and collaborate with other researchers.

However, the skills acquired during a PhD in Pure Mathematics are highly transferable, making graduates attractive to employers in various industries. Mathematicians are in demand in sectors such as finance, technology, data science, cryptography, and engineering. The ability to think logically, solve complex problems, and analyze data is highly valued in these fields.

Whether you choose to pursue a career in academia or industry, a PhD in Pure Mathematics equips you with the skills and knowledge to make a significant impact in the world of mathematics and beyond. It is a challenging yet rewarding journey that will shape your intellectual growth and pave the way for a successful and fulfilling career.

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Understanding the Training of Neural Nets to Solve PDEs

The UKRI AI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Decision Making for Complex Systems is a joint CDT between The University of Manchester and the University of Cambridge. Read more
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Regularity theory and singularity analysis of geometric PDEs via phase field approximations

  Research Group: Geometry, Analysis & Gravitation
The School of Mathematical Sciences of Queen Mary University of London invite applications for a PhD project commencing in September 2024. . Read more

PhD Studentships in The School of Mathematics and Statistics

Available from 1 October 2024. Applications for funded PhD study to commence 1 October 2024 are now open. Both UK-based and international applicants are welcome to apply. Read more

Visualisation of Computation

In the early to mid-20th century, several separate research teams made advances on computability, producing different ways of thinking about the fundamentals of computation. Read more

Representation theory of Lie algebras and quantum groups

These projects are open to students worldwide, but have no funding attached. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to fund tuition fees at the relevant level (home or international) and any applicable additional research costs. Read more

Groups, subgroups and boundedness

These projects are open to students worldwide, but have no funding attached. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to fund tuition fees at the relevant level (home or international) and any applicable additional research costs. Read more

Differential calculus on modules over category algebras

These projects are open to students worldwide, but have no funding attached. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to fund tuition fees at the relevant level (home or international) and any applicable additional research costs. Read more

Geometric and topological aspects of biinvariant metrics on groups

These projects are open to students worldwide, but have no funding attached. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to fund tuition fees at the relevant level (home or international) and any applicable additional research costs. Read more

Algebraic topology and graphs

These projects are open to students worldwide, but have no funding attached. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to fund tuition fees at the relevant level (home or international) and any applicable additional research costs. Read more

Applications of topology to soft matter physics

These projects are open to students worldwide, but have no funding attached. Therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to fund tuition fees at the relevant level (home or international) and any applicable additional research costs. Read more

Prolog, constraint programming and algebra

My collaborators and I have written two recent papers which are intended to demonstrate that logic and constraint programming are tools which need to be better known and more widely deployed in pure mathematics. Read more

PhD Projects in Mathematics

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. Read more

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