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Mathematics MPhil, PhD

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.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023
  • January 2023
  • April 2023
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Overview

We invite MPhil and PhD proposals in any of our research areas.

As a research postgraduate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics you'll work under the supervision of an expert in your chosen field.

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:

  • astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics
  • quantum matter
  • mathematical biology and archaeology
  • cosmology and quantum gravity

Lists of example projects in Pure and Applied Mathematics are also available.

We run research seminars in algebra and geometries, analysis, and applied mathematics. Our postgraduate students also get the opportunity to lead seminars.

Specialist courses are offered through the MAGIC distance learning consortium, sponsored in part by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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Qualifications explained

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How you'll learn

Your development

Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) researcher development programme 

Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

  • perform better as a researcher
  • boost your career prospects
  • broaden your impact

You'll build your transferable skills and increase your confidence. You'll do this through workshops and activities. You’ll cover:

  • techniques for effective research
  • methods for better collaborative working
  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

Doctoral training and partnerships

There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within:

  • a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
  • a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits. They combine research expertise and training of many leading universities and academic schools. You’ll study alongside a cohort of interdisciplinary PhD students.

PhDs are usually funded. All opportunities available are in the fees and funding section of each PhD course page. The following centres/partnerships may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area:

Your future

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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How to apply


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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Postgraduate Secretary
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6960
Email: maths.physics.pg@ncl.ac.uk

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Additional information

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.