Mathematics and physics research courses

Our School is home to around 100 PhD students, working on projects ranging from computational studies of dark matter to experimental studies of paints and from the analysis of the Navier-Stokes equations to modelling the circadian rhythms of sleep.

So, whether you are interested in pure or applied mathematics or theoretical or experimental physics, our friendly School is the right place for you to undertake your studies for a PhD.


High-order continuation methods for trajectory design and maintenance in restricted three-body problems

Funding information:

UKRI standard stipend Budget for 1x European conference and 1x international conference (e.g. International Astronautical Congress / AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference).

Optimisation of radiation health monitoring through machine learning and data fusion

Funding information:

The funding offer includes 3.5 years of stipend (currently £18,622 per year) and tuition fees (at UK/home level) as well as travel allowance to attend conferences. 

Stellar Archaeology: the nuclear fingerprints of massive stars

Funding information:

Standard UKRI stipend

Expert support

The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.

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Find a course

If you are interested in doing a PhD with us, please look at the interests of our School's research groups and get in contact with an academic.