MPhil: minimum 12 months full time; minimum 24 months part time
PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
Our pure mathematics staff are prominent in two fields: functional analysis and geometric algebra. In analysis, one subgroup concentrates on operator theory and function theory, the other on more algebraic topics such as Banach algebras, cohomology and modules. In algebra there are subgroups devoted to the study of infinite groups and the study of finite classical groups and their geometries (Dr M Dritschel, Dr A Duncan, Professor P Jorgensen, Dr O King, Dr S Kolb, Dr Z Lykova, Professor S Rees, Dr A Vdovina, Dr M White).
Our staff have research interests in fluid mechanics, astrophysics and cosmology. In fluid dynamics, research is undertaken in numerical modelling of quantum, classical and astrophysical fluids. In quantum fluids we have experts in the properties of superfluid liquid Helium and Bose-Einstein condensates. Research in astrophysical fluids covers areas as diverse as the Earth’s core, planetary dynamos, acretion discs and galaxies. In cosmology, our main interests are in the very early universe and quantum gravity (Professor C Barenghi, Dr P Bushby, Dr A Fletcher, Professor I Moss, Professor N Proukakis, Dr G Sarson, Professor A Shukurov, Professor D Toms).
We have a strong international reputation for research in bioinformatics, biostatistics, Bayes methodology and applied probability. Our interests centre on: Bayesian statistics; longitudinal and event history analysis; Bayesian design of clinical experiments; extreme value theory; non-parametric maximum likelihood; statistical bioinformatics; applied probability; stochastic processes and the optimal control of stochastic systems.
Supervision is available in the following areas: analysis of DNA sequences; Bayesian statistics; biostatistics; extreme value theory; medical statistics; moment problems; optimal control of stochastic systems; optimal design of clinical experiments; scheduling problems; statistical bioinformatics; statistical genetics; statistical modelling; stochastic processes; stochastic systems biology; survival data analysis (Dr P Ansell, Dr P Avery, Professor R Boys, Dr M Farrow, Dr L Fawcett, Dr C Gillespie, Dr A Golightly, Professor R Henderson, Ms D Howel, Professor J Matthews, Dr T Nye, Dr J Shi, Dr D Walshaw, Professor D Wilkinson).
We organise several seminar programmes including: discipline-specific programmes with external and internal speakers; a programme on Bayesian statistics and bioinformatics; a postgraduate programme (organised by postgraduates for postgraduates); a Royal Statistical Society (North East Local Group) programme.
Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School provides training in professional/key skills and research techniques, supports personal development, hosts postgraduate events and has links with several specialist graduate training networks. The School provides funding for attending conferences and UK statistics students are eligible for an enhanced studentship scheme. In addition, students may supplement their income with marking and other teaching support work.
PhD: a first-class MMath or MPhys, or international equivalent, is preferred.
MPhil: an upper-second-class Honours degree in a relevant subject, or international equivalent, is preferred.
Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Sources of funding include The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Science and Technology Facilities Council and grants raised by staff from research councils.scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are accepted throughout the year for September entry, although specific deadlines for funding may apply. When practical, you visit the School for an interview or a telephone interview is arranged. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering.
There are three possible start dates for your research degree:
However, these dates are not mandatory and in some circumstances permission can be granted for alternative start dates.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.