Postgraduate Degrees

For course content, research areas, research skills training, entry requirements, how to apply, and fees, funding and visa information please see our degree descriptions:

You can also view specific research projects available for applied mathematics, pure, statistics and physics

Students who are considering a postgraduate research degree may find it helpful to find out more about the Schools' major research areas:

and the particular interests of members of staff. This will help you in selecting a potential supervisor.

Integrated PhD (IPhD)

The Integrated PhD (IPhD) in Mathematics & Statistics is intended to give graduates a coherent and deep understanding of a specialisation in either Mathematics or Statistics. It is directed towards students who have perhaps not studied Mathematics or Statistics to the necessary depth at the undergraduate level to jump right into a PhD. In the IPhD, we aim to instill a sound theoretical grasp of a broad range of relevant subjects with in-depth research experience. In the first year, candidates do course work similar to that found in the Master's degrees, ensuring that they have the requisite background to successfully complete the research part of the degree which then follows, leading to the writing of a dissertation. IPhD graduates will be well placed to take on one of the many careers available to PhD students in Mathematics and Statistics. They will learn how to formulate and approach research problems, and then to solve these problems using innovative techniques grounded in their studies. The knowledge they acquire will give them the tools needed to work at a high level in their professional life.

Information on applying may be found here. For further details or questions, please contact Dr Michael Dritschel or alternatively, one of the subject specific postgraduate selectors.

Cloud Computing for Big Data CDT

This new multi-million pound initiative will train the next generation of experts in the analysis of "big data" using advanced statistical methodologies and the latest cloud computing technologies, addressing an acute worldwide skills shortage. Each year there will be 11 fully funded four year PhD studentships are available for students. See the CDT website for further details.

£2 million Doctoral Training Awards available

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering Doctoral Training Award (SAgE DTA) scheme is inviting applications from talented students who have, or expect to receive, a good Bachelor's or Master's degree and who have a real passion for research. We are offering at least 27 four-year PhD scholarships with a value of £18,500 per year (£74,000 in total). SAgE DTA Scholarships cover tuition fees (at the UK rate) and living costs and are open to UK/EU and international applicants. Potential research projects are available in 11 major science and engineering research themes.

You can apply here

Informal contact with current postgraduate students

Our current postgraduate students are happy to talk to potential applicants via Skype about life as a postgraduate student in Mathematics and Statistics in Newcastle. If you'd like to make use of this service, you'll find more information on the Request a Skype call page.


For more specific enquiries relating to postgraduate programmes please contact one of our Postgraduate Selectors: