Mathematics, fields, strings and geometry

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Surrey is inviting applications for PhD positions in the Fields, Strings and Geometry research group.


The members of the group have research interests across a variety of fields including but not limited to:

  • Integrability in field and string theory
  • Strong coupling dynamics of quantum field theories
  • Geometric aspects of string theory
  • M-theory with applications to gauge theory
  • Geometric analysis.

For full details about the group, please visit the Fields, Strings and Geometry group.

The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic group with an excellent international reputation and a lively community of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. The members of the group have extensive collaborations and links with other research institutions from around the globe.

As a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics you will work as part of a vibrant and supportive community of early career researchers who exchange ideas and collaborate with each other and the mathematical community. You will be extensively trained for a career as a professional mathematician, which will set you on the right track for a future in academia, industry or government.

During your PhD you will also receive a comprehensive training in transferable skills such as project management, communication and time management through our Faculty Graduate School. In addition, you will broaden your mathematical horizons by taking courses via national networks such as the national MAGIC consortia as well as our own in-house MSc course.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should have:

  • A minimum of a first class honours degree in mathematics, physical sciences or engineering.

Preferably applicants will hold:

  • A MMath, MPhys or MSc degree, though exceptional BSc students will be considered.

How to apply

Applications can be made through our PhD Mathematics course page. In your application you must mention this studentship in order to be considered. 

PhD Mathematics

Contact details

Matthew Turner
26A AA 04
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 686183

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