PhDs in Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Natural sciences include disciplines that describe, predict, and understanding natural phenomena. These can be categorised into life sciences including ecology, anatomy, agriculture, or botany; and physical sciences including disciplines belonging to the fields of physics, earth sciences, astronomy, chemistry, and more.

Natural sciences form the basis for applied science subjects, which use the principles and theories developed by natural sciences. More specialised sub-disciplines of natural sciences include earth science, astronomy, behavioural science, anthropology, geology and others.

Mathematics studies quantity, space and spatial relations, change and structure, also forming the basis of a wide range of scientific disciplines. Its main function is to count, calculate and measure, but the diverse applications of math play a main role in statistics, game theory, cryptography, finance, economics, philosophy and many other areas of life.

Graduates of disciplines belonging to natural sciences benefit from extensive scientific knowledge, as well as skills in communication, numeracy and information technology. They will also be able to solve complex problems, while making best use of resources available. Math students make use of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and diverse mathematical concepts.

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Suggested PhD Programmes

Programmes PhD Programmes
  • Any time
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The SEPnet Universities aspire to solve some of the biggest problems in physics. These are the Grand Challenges of today.

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IMPRS for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-MIC) PhD IMPRS for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-MIC)
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 540 per year
  • 36 months

The International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular, and Molecular Microbiology in Marburg (IMPRS-Mic) in Germany offers fellowships for a three-year structured PhD program. The IMPRS-MIC is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and the Philipps-Universität Marburg. The school aims to provide excellent students with outstanding and interdisciplinary scientific training in modern microbiology.

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Astroparticle Physics PhD Astroparticle Physics
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  • 36 months

The main aim of the curriculum in Astroparticle Physics from the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) is to provide the entrance points and the scientific and cultural tools to participate successfully to the researches in this interdisciplinary and young research field, grown at the intersection of particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

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Chemical and Biological Engineering PhD Chemical and Biological Engineering
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  • 60 months

At the SUNY Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Chemical and Biological Engineering doctoral research project is originally formulated by the student's faculty advisor together with the student, but it is sufficiently rich and long-range that the outcome can generally not be foreseen. The student eventually assumes leadership in carrying out the research.

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Mathematics PhD Mathematics
  • Feb 2017
  • National $ 3,000 per year
  • International $ 3,000 per year
  • 48 months

With a PhD degree in Mathematics, delivered by Yasar University, the students will be well qualified for many jobs in private or public organizations (industry, financial institutions, schools, universities, administration) or they may choose to pursue a academic career.

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Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics PhD Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics
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  • 48 months

The Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics at the Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University last 4 years, enough time to develop your skills and elaborate your own original scientific PhD project. We offer a wide range of research fields in which to prepare a thesis, including many branches of observational astronomy, various fields involving numerical modelling, and finally purely theoretical work.

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International PhD Studies in Medical Sciences PhD International PhD Studies in Medical Sciences
  • Sep 2016
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The general study International PhD Studies in Medical Sciences program from the Jagiellonian University includes subjects such as methodology and interpretation of research results in the field of medical sciences or health sciences, legal and ethical aspects of research together with advanced teaching methods.

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Programa de Doctorado en Biología Molecular y Celular Ph. D. Programa de Doctorado en Biología Molecular y Celular
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 48 months

El Programa de Doctorado “Biología Molecular y Celular” es un programa formativo que ofrece la posibilidad de formación de doctores en las áreas de conocimiento propias de la Biología Molecular y Celular y sus aplicaciones en los campos de la Biomedicina y la Biotecnología.

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Mathematics and Its Applications PhD Mathematics and Its Applications
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • International € 15,000 per year
  • 36 months

The Mathematics and Its Applications program at Central European University (CEU) offers an innovative curriculum encompassing both traditional mathematics and cuttingedge contemporary applications. It is designed to ensure that students acquire rigorous and state-ofthe-art knowledge and to offer research opportunities under expert supervision.

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Advanced Metrology and Optical Instrumentation PhD Advanced Metrology and Optical Instrumentation
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 36 months

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Huddersfield. To support the continuing research priorities of the Centre and a number of its industry partners, up to 12 funded PhD studentships are available to work on three-year research projects related to mathematics for metrology, machine tool metrology, optical instrument development, and novel measurement applications in precision engineering and bio-engineering.

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Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences PhD Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences
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  • 36 months

The PhD program in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences from Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) aims to guide graduate students to deal not only with the most classic aspects of Mathematics, such as Partial Differential Equations, Stochastic Analysis, Mathematical Physics and Numerical Analysis but also with emerging new challenges proposed by non traditional domains of application, requiring the development of new tools and inter and multidisciplinary approaches.

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