We invite MPhil and PhD proposals in any of our research areas. In Pure Mathematics our two main fields are functional analysis and geometric algebra. In Applied Mathematics our research is predominantly in fluid mechanics, astrophysics and cosmology.
As a research postgraduate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics you will be working under the supervision of an expert in your chosen field. To help you identify a topic and potential supervisor, we encourage you to find out more about our staff specialisms.
Within each field of Pure Mathematics there are multiple subgroups. In analysis, one subgroup concentrates on operator theory and function theory, the other on Banach algebras, cohomology and modules. In algebra there are subgroups devoted to the study of infinite groups, and finite classical groups and their geometries
Our Applied Mathematics staff have research interests in:
- fluid dynamics, including numerical modelling of quantum fluids (superfluid liquid Helium and Bose-Einstein condensates)
- classical and astrophysical fluids (the Earth's core, planetary dynamos, accretion discs and galaxies)
- cosmology, including the very early universe and quantum gravity
Research seminars and events
We run weekly research seminars in algebra and geometries, analysis, and applied mathematics, as well as postgraduate seminars led by students.
Specialist courses are offered through the MAGIC distance learning consortium, sponsored in part by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Partnerships and networks
We are part of:
- the North British Functional Analysis Seminar
- the North British Geometric Group Theory Seminar
- Algebra and Representation Theory in the North, funded by the London Mathematical Society and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society
With Durham University, we are part of the Joint Quantum Centre broadly dedicated to various aspects of quantum science.
You will have access to online research facilities via your own desktop PC in a shared postgraduate work space. There is also a teaching cluster (of about 150 PCs) within the School.
As well as the library resources provided by the main Peter Robinson Library, you will have access to the School's mathematics and statistics library and reading room.
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Training & Skills
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme and Research Student Support Team.
Researcher Development Programme
Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme aims to help you develop the skills and experience that the UK Research Councils expect you to have, or to develop, during your research degree.
Our programme will help you to:
- complete a training needs analysis, so that you know what your current skills are and where you need help and development
- use your training needs analysis to create your personal development plan
- identify appropriate workshops or other events that will help you most and best address your development needs
- gain the personal and professional key skills development for the successful completion of your research degree
Postgraduate Research Student Support
Our award winning Research Student Support Team is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. The team can help and advise you on a variety of issues from registration to producing your transcripts.
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cloud Computing for Big Data
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cloud Computing for Big Data is a multi-million pound initiative, training the next generation of experts in the analysis of big data using advanced statistical methodologies and the latest cloud computing technologies. MRes plus PhD studentships are offered in this new area in which there is an acute skills shortage.
Computing scientists and statisticians work together on challenging problems in this exciting area. The CDT is supported by many industrial partners worldwide. It also has strong academic links with international groups.
MPhil, PhDMPhil, PhD
If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £4,327
Part time: £2,164
Full time: £4,327
Part time: £2,164
Full time: £19,500
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent in:
- computing science
- another strongly quantitative discipline
We also accept MMaths and MPhys degrees.
Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.
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English Language Requirements
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.
How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
In your Personal Statement, you should list up to three potential research projects, in order of preference. A research proposal is not required.
For any further information on our research projects or admissions procedures, email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are usually three possible start dates, although in some circumstances an alternative start date can be arranged:
There is no application closing date for this course, but specific deadlines for funding may apply.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.