PhD Mathematics and Statistics

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University of Plymouth
Study Options
Full Time

Conduct research at the cutting edge of the discipline, working alongside a team of specialist academic advisors within our Centre for Mathematical Sciences. The group's research covers a wide range of fields across the mathematical sciences. Our staff are world renowned experts in pure and applied mathematics, theoretical physics, statistics and data science. To discover more about our research interests, see our research group and staff pages.

You work on an advanced research project with a small supervisory team of academic experts under the direction of a Director of Studies. You are expected to fully engage with your personal skills development and to present your research in a range of scholarly contexts.

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Programme overview

  • This full time or part time doctoral programme is suitable for people who have a particular research question or topic in mind, and wish to explore this through independent study in order to produce an original contribution to the subject. If you aspire to a research career this is the most appropriate research degree to undertake.
  • You will be guided by a small supervisory team of academic experts under the direction of a Director of Studies.
  • You will be expected to fully engage with skills development and training and to present your research in a range of scholarly contexts.
  • Your PhD will be assessed via submission of either a written thesis (up to 80,000 words), or one that combines critical writing with artistic, creative and/or professional practice, and a viva voce (an oral examination).
  • For full details of what doing a PhD entails at the University of Plymouth, please visit our postgraduate research degrees pages.
  • If you do not already have a masters degree, you may be interested in one of our masters level research degrees – for instance, our ResM in Mathematics and Statistics (which enables a transfer directly into the PhD programme if you are making excellent progress), or else an MPhil degree. Further details about the University’s research degree awards.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Mathematical sciences research

​Our research covers a wide range of mathematical and statistical fields through our Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

Excellence in pure and applied mathematics, statistics and theoretical physics.


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