School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics



Almost all of the impact-focused research we submitted to the REF2014 was classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

Our work has enabled Newcastle University to rank in the Top 10 for Research Impact in Mathematical Sciences (Unit of Assessment 10) in the REF2014.

Explore the groups below to find out more about our work.

Joint Quantum Centre

The Joint Quantum Centre is a joint research centre broadly dedicated to varied aspects of quantum science and technology. It was founded in 2012, and is composed of members from Durham Physics and Chemistry, and Newcastle Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Mechanical and Systems Engineering. Read more on the Joint Quantum Centre website

Funding for research projects

We attract funding from bodies such as the Medical Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Department of Trade and Industry, and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, to manage a number of research projects.

Postgraduate research opportunities

We welcome postgraduate research in a number of our research themes. We advise you to contact the member of staff with an interest in your research area before you apply.

Throughout the year we offer various fully-funded PhD opportunities, our PhD and MPhil pages offer more information on this.

A Masters by Research, MRes is available in our Physics subject areas, our MRes page has more information on these opportunities.