You work under the supervision of one or more of these members of staff. Your PhD typically involves wide reading round the subject area in your first-year, then gradually developing original results over your second and third-years before writing them up in a coherent fashion.
We also offer the Masters by Dissertation (requiring at least one year of study, usually writing a connected account of some topic with original work very welcome but not required) and the MPhil (requiring two years of study and a thesis containing a few original insights).
You can apply until:
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As a research student at Essex, you’ll work at the heart of our internationally-acknowledged and well-connected research community. We offer world class supervision and training opportunities, and encourage you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners and research users, where possible. Our research is supported by a wide spectrum of UK research councils, EU framework programmes, public-sector organisations and departments, charities, and private-sector industry and businesses. Engagement with these external funders and stakeholders enriches the quality and relevance of your experience and training.
You need the following IELTS score:
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For research study within our Department of Mathematical Sciences, we normally require a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. A well developed research proposal is also essential.
If English is not your first language, then we will require you to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
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