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Mathematics (Research)

Cardiff University
3.5-5 Years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
30 June 2021

Program description

Mathematics (Research)

The program aims to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the academic world, or to pursue a variety of other opportunities in which a strong mathematical background is important. Past students are on the staff of universities in the UK and abroad, and senior statisticians and managers in industry and business.

Available research areas

  • Number theory
  • Functional analysis and spectral theory of ordinary and partial differential operators
  • Calculus of variations and partial differential equations
  • Numerical analysis
  • Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics
  • Operator algebras and non commutative geometry
  • Algebraic topology
  • Algebraic geometry
  • Combinatorics
  • Quantum field theory and statistical mechanics
  • Conformal field theory and vertex operator algebras
  • Image processing
  • Operational research
  • Time series analysis
  • Probability theory and statistics.

Distinctive features

  • Lively research environment, extensive seminar program.
  • Conference and workshop support, including annual Welsh Mathematics Colloquium.
  • Optional participation in undergraduate teaching, including HEA accreditation.
  • Colloquia are held regularly and each research group has a weekly research seminar.
  • The School hosts and participates in frequent workshops organised by WIMSC research clusters, with which the research groups are associated.
  • The many collaborative projects with groups in other institutions in the UK and abroad, bring a steady stream of distinguished visitors to the School.

Admission requirements

Suitable for graduates in Mathematics (or a suitable related field). A 1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree, or equivalent is required.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Scholarships & funding

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Tuition fees

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What skills will I practise and develop?

In addition to in-depth knowledge of a mathematical research area, PhD students gain general research and presentation skills, and (optionally) undergraduate teaching skills, HEA accreditation possible.

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Cardiff University

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