Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Science & Engineering
Do you want to advance or change your career, deepen your expertise in a topic, or expand your research and practical skills?
With a PhD or other postgraduate research degree in the area of Mathematics will:
The majority of our students enrol in October. We offer further enrolment points in January, April and July.
Research degrees are available to study on-campus or through distance learning.
A research degree in Mathematics equips you with higher-level research skills that open up a wide range of career pathways.
Our PhD graduates are fully equipped to pursue successful academic careers. Postgraduates who can research independently and apply rigorous critical thinking skills to real world problems are also highly valued in the expanding science and technology sectors.
By studying in Manchester – a pioneering digital powerhouse, and global destination for leading industries – you will have significant opportunities to network and develop a practical understanding of this growing sector.
This course is research based. You will independently conduct research into your own topic or a topic that we advertise. Your supervisory team will offer expert guidance throughout your studies and review work in progress.
Each year, you will follow a programme of training and development to enhance your research methods, subject-matter expertise and professional skills.
Please refer to our Fees page for more information about tuition fees.
For some research projects, we may need to charge you additional costs to cover, for example, access to specialist equipment, resources or materials. We will discuss these costs with you during your interview, and they will be clearly outlined in your offer letter before you accept a place here. Where we advertise specific research projects, the complete project costs will be included in the advert.
Each year we offer a number of competitive scholarships to support high quality research projects. Current scholarship opportunities in Mathematics are advertised on our site.
You should, as a minimum, have a first or 2.1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification.
International students must demonstrate a sufficiently high standard of English language ability.
We welcome interest from applicants from non-standard backgrounds. We will take subject knowledge, professional experience, publications, or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment into consideration.
See more about our standard entry requirements.
Before applying for a research degree, you should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff about your project and ideas. To arrange this, please email Dr Wei Bai (W.Bai@mmu.ac.uk), the Research Degrees Co-ordinator for the Department of Computing and Mathematics.
For further information on the application process, contact the Admissions team firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)161 247 2966
The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online using the link below. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.
Before you apply, you should discuss your project with a member of academic staff. You should also complete the Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information form which you will then upload to the ‘Student documents’ section of the application form. This collects key information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.