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Postgraduate Research Degrees in Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Our research programmes will provide you with a rich and inspiring experience that gives you high-level skills for a variety of careers.

Join a thriving community

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics has a thriving multi-national community of over 80 postgraduate research students, across our PhD and MPhil programmes.

You'll work on topics which range from the fundamental and theoretical to the applied and interdisciplinary. We have a history of success in running collaborative postgraduate projects with external partners from industry, government and overseas universities.

Be supported and nurtured

You'll be supported by expert supervision and advanced technical training. Our postgraduates also benefit from tailored professional development to equip them with a broader range of high-level skills for their future, for example, management, outreach, teaching and entrepreneurship.

You'll gain a powerful combination of quantitative technical expertise and professional skills. You'll be encouraged to actively participate in our regular research seminars.

You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, such as our high-performance computers and clean rooms.

Postgraduate study in data science

Alongside the School of Computing, we're training the next generation of data scientists.

The Data Science (with Specialisation in Statistics) MSc blends modern statistical methods with the computational skills essential for handling large quantities of unstructured data. It will give you the expertise to solve real-world problems and realise data-driven insights for organisations.

Cloud Computing for Big Data

Since 2014, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data has funded over 50 PhD scholarships. It's equipped graduates with the expertise to answer a global skills shortage.

Following on from this success, the future of the CDT will be funded by investment from Newcastle University and industry partners. It will continue to provide a bespoke training and research programme with strong cohort interactions and industry links to develop future leaders in data analytics.