PhDs in Natural Sciences & Mathematics

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Ah, the age-old question: was Mathematics discovered or invented? To the person who invented it: Stop that! To those who discovered it: why couldn’t you just keep it to yourself? To the rest of us who merely learned it in school: if we have any hope for understanding and measuring the natural world, consider a Bachelor’s or a Master’s in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Studying all natural phenomena, with the purpose of understanding and capitalising on the unwritten (OK, now they are written) rules that surround us, the field of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is composed of a variety of subjects. They are categorised as either Life Sciences, with Ecology, Anatomy, Botany, or Agriculture; or Physical Sciences, such as Physics, Earth Sciences, Astronomy, or Chemistry. Students who graduate from these fields will find jobs in a multitude of fields, as Math is everywhere, used by everyone.

Some of the most interesting careers are:

• Statistics
• Game Theory
• Cryptography
• Finance
• Economics
• Philosophy

And if you think Mathematics is too predictable or dull, just wait till you attend a party with 2 matematicians arguing over the meaning of infinity.

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Suggested PhDs in Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Ph.D. Physics

The program Physics at Sabanci University is designed for students who wish to acquire an understanding of basic physics, either to support their major program, or to satisfy their interest and curiosity.The program offers a sufficient and consistent formation that will prepare interested students for graduate study in physics.

Turkey
Ph.D. Advanced Metrology and Optical Instrumentation

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.

United Kingdom
Ph.D. Mathematics and Its Applications

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.

Hungary

How Natural Sciences & Mathematics Subject Ranking Lists Are Created

Do you dream of becoming a top scientist? Your Master's degree in Natural Sciences & Mathematics can help you reach that pick. One of the ways to do that is to check out the university rankings listing the best universities where you can study Natural Sciences & Mathematics according to World University Rankings by Subject from Times Higher Education, and QS World University Rankings by Subject from TopUniversities, and Academic Ranking of World Universities in Natural Sciences and Mathematics from Shanghai University.

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Top Ranked Universities in Natural Sciences & Mathematics on PhDPortal

Universities Location Times Higher Education Ranking (2018) Physical sciences
Princeton, United States 1
Cambridge, United States 2
Stanford, United States 3
Cambridge, United States 4
Cambridge, United Kingdom 5
Oxford, United Kingdom 6
Pasadena, United States 7
Zürich, Switzerland 8
London, United Kingdom 9
Chicago, United States 10
Los Angeles, United States 11
Berkeley, United States 12
Ithaca, United States 13
New York City, United States 14
Lausanne, Switzerland 15
Singapore, Singapore 16
Beijing, China 17
Seattle, United States 18
Ann Arbor, United States 19
Santa Barbara, United States 20
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 21
Urbana, United States 22
London, United Kingdom 23
Beijing, China 24
Madison, United States 25
München, Germany 26
Evanston, United States 26
Paris, France 28
Toronto, Canada 29
München, Germany 30
Canberra, Australia 31
Heidelberg, Germany 32
Boulder, United States 33
Austin, United States 34
San Diego, United States 35
Palaiseau, France 36
Tokyo, Japan 36
Atlanta, United States 38
College Park, United States 39
Paris, France 40
Manchester, United Kingdom 41
Singapore, Singapore 42
Houston, United States 43
Pittsburgh, United States 44
Bristol, United Kingdom 44
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 46
Delft, Netherlands 47
Providence, United States 48
Dolgoprudnyy, Russia 48
Davis, United States 48
Utrecht, Netherlands 48
Mitte, Germany 52
Vancouver, Canada 52
University Park, United States 55
Bonn, Germany 56
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 57
Montréal, Canada 58
Aachen, Germany 59
Lund, Sweden 60
Karlsruhe, Germany 61
Kyoto, Japan 62
Tucson, United States 62
Shanghai, China 64
Berlin, Germany 65
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 66
Hefei, China 66
Wageningen, Netherlands 66
Minneapolis, United States 69
Leiden, Netherlands 70
Göttingen, Germany 70
Uppsala, Sweden 72
Durham, United Kingdom 73
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 73
Golden, United States 75
East Lansing, United States 76
Santa Cruz, United States 77
Boston, United States 78
Irvine, United States 79
Southampton, United Kingdom 79
Stockholm, Sweden 81
Nanjing, China 82
Honolulu, United States 83
Leuven, Belgium 84
Columbus, United States 84
Bern, Switzerland 86
Lyon, France 87
Helsinki, Finland 88
Moscow, Russia 89
Paris, France 89
Orsay, France 91
Daejeon, South Korea 92
Brisbane, Australia 93
Copenhagen, Denmark 94
Reading, United Kingdom 95
Coventry, United Kingdom 96
Sydney, Australia 97
Genève, Switzerland 98
Freiburg, Germany 99
Sydney, Australia 100
Aarhus, Denmark 101
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 101
Eindhoven, Netherlands 101
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 101
Moscow, Russia 101
Notting Hill, Australia 101
Nijmegen, Netherlands 101
Pisa, Italy 101
Seoul, South Korea 101
Seoul, South Korea 101
College Station, United States 101
Dublin, Ireland 101
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 101
Adelaide, Australia 101
Edmonton, Canada 101
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101
Norwich, United Kingdom 101
Exeter, United Kingdom 101
Glasgow, United Kingdom 101
Groningen, Netherlands 101
Hamburg, Germany 101
Leeds, United Kingdom 101
Boston, United States 101
St Andrews, United Kingdom 101
South Perth, Australia 101
Barcelona, Spain 126
Mainz, Germany 126
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 126
Nagoya, Japan 126
Akademgorodok, Russia 126
Namyangju, South Korea 126
London, United Kingdom 126
New Brunswick, United States 126
Roma, Italy 126
Stony Brook, United States 126
Copenhagen, Denmark 126
Sendai-shi, Japan 126
Tomsk, Russia 126
Fairbanks, United States 126
Basel, Switzerland 126
Bergen, Norway 126
Gainesville, United States 126
Innsbruck, Austria 126
South Miami, United States 126
Münster, Germany 126
Sheffield, United Kingdom 126
Tübingen, Germany 126
Vienna, Austria 126
Waterloo, Canada 126
Hangzhou, China 126
Tempe Junction, United States 151
Cardiff, United Kingdom 151
Gent, Belgium 151
Townsville, Australia 151
Stockholm, Sweden 151
Boston, United States 151
Corvallis, United States 151
Syracuse, United States 151
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 151
Tokyo, Japan 151
Ulsan, South Korea 151
Birmingham, United Kingdom 151
Riverside, United States 151
Newark, United States 151
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 151
South Bend, United States 151
Nottingham, United Kingdom 151
Oslo, Norway 151
Potsdam, Germany 151
Brighton, United Kingdom 151
Salt Lake City, United States 151
Victoria, Canada 151
Charlottesville, United States 151
Amsterdam, Netherlands 151
Williamsburg, United States 151
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom 176
Waltham, United States 176
Cleveland, United States 176
Göteborg, Sweden 176
Fort Collins, United States 176
Hanover, United States 176
Tallahassee, United States 176
Jerusalem, Israel 176
Lancaster, United Kingdom 176
Osaka-shi, Japan 176
London, United Kingdom 176
Saint Petersburg, Russia 176
Shanghai, China 176
Dresden, Germany 176
Ulm, Germany 176
Brussels, Belgium 176
Dublin, Ireland 176
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 176
Antwerpen, Belgium 176
Reykjavik, Iceland 176
Liverpool, United Kingdom 176
Strasbourg, France 176
Knoxville, United States 176
Enschede, Netherlands 176
Saint Louis, United States 176
Marseille, France 201
Madrid, Spain 201
Bangor, United Kingdom 201
Newton, United States 201
Sydney, Australia 201
Grenoble, France 201
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201
Bloomington, United States 201
Ames, United States 201
Kent, United States 201
Sydney, Australia 201
Hamilton, Canada 201
Taipei, Taiwan 201
Hsinchu, Taiwan 201
Raleigh, United States 201
Milano, Italy 201
Belfast, United Kingdom 201
Troy, United States 201
Darmstadt, Germany 201
Haifa, Israel 201
Tomsk, Russia 201
Versailles, France 201
Bath, United Kingdom 201
Bayreuth, Germany 201
Bologna, Italy 201
Calgary, Canada 201
Cincinnati, United States 201
Denver, United States 201
Erlangen, Germany 201
Lausanne, Switzerland 201
Leicester, United Kingdom 201
Lincoln, United States 201
Eugene, United States 201
Dunedin, New Zealand 201
Padua, Italy 201
Pisa, Italy 201
Portsmouth, United Kingdom 201
Roma, Italy 201
Stirling, United Kingdom 201
Stuttgart, Germany 201
Hobart, Australia 201
Richardson, United States 201
Paisley, United Kingdom 201
Trento, Italy 201
Trieste, Italy 201
Tulsa, United States 201
Hamilton, New Zealand 201
Wollongong, Australia 201
Würzburg, Germany 201
Pullman, United States 201
Wuhan, China 201
Clermont-Ferrand, France 251
London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom 251
Lyon, France 251
Halifax, Canada 251
Daytona Beach, United States 251
Seoul, South Korea 251
Toulouse, France 251
Southport, Australia 251
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 251
Bangalore, India 251
Seoul, South Korea 251
Ottawa, Canada 251
Baton Rouge, United States 251
Bozeman, United States 251
Las Cruces, United States 251
Flagstaff, United States 251
Plymouth, United Kingdom 251
Brisbane, Australia 251
Bochum, Germany 251
Guangzhou, China 251
Swansea, United Kingdom 251
Melbourne, Australia 251
Medford, United States 251
Québec, Canada 251
Buffalo, United States 251
Barcelona, Spain 251
Bremen, Germany 251
Cape Town, South Africa 251
Köln, Germany 251
Storrs, United States 251
Fribourg, Switzerland 251
Houston, United States 251
Chicago, United States 251
Iowa City, United States 251
Marburg, Germany 251
Maribor, Slovenia 251
Milano, Italy 251
Norman, United States 251
Ottawa, Canada 251
Tarragona, Spain 251
Fisciano, Italy 251
Siegen, Germany 251
University, United States 251
Guildford, United Kingdom 251
Urbino, Italy 251
York, United Kingdom 251
Wellington, New Zealand 251
Vienna, Austria 251
Seoul, South Korea 251
Ankara, Turkey 301
Bielefeld, Germany 301
London, United Kingdom 301
San Luis Obispo, United States 301
Ottawa, Canada 301
Wuhan, China 301
Prague, Czech Republic 301
Shanghai, China 301
Adelaide, Australia 301
Fairfax, United States 301
Atlanta, United States 301
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 301
Graz, Austria 301
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 301
Sapporo, Japan 301
Wuhan, China 301
Linz, Austria 301
Gießen, Germany 301
Manhattan, United States 301
Kazan, Russia 301
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 301
Istanbul, Turkey 301
Kochi-shi, Japan 301
Fukuoka, Japan 301
Bethlehem, United States 301
Hannover, Germany 301
Liverpool, United Kingdom 301
Maynooth, Ireland 301
Montpellier, France 301
Galway, Ireland 301
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 301
Ås, Norway 301
Gjøvik, Norway 301
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 301
Doha, Qatar 301
Islamabad, Pakistan 301
Kingston, Canada 301
Melbourne, Australia 301
Rochester, United States 301
Burnaby, Canada 301
Taipei, Taiwan 301
Guangzhou, China 301
East Lismore, Australia 301
Tampere, Finland 301
Dortmund, Germany 301
Tromsø, Norway 301
Cork, Ireland 301
Tuscaloosa, United States 301
Fayetteville, United States 301
Auckland, New Zealand 301
Bari, Italy 301
Bordeaux, France 301
Brighton, United Kingdom 301
Rende, Italy 301
Christchurch, New Zealand 301
Catania, Italy 301
Nice, France 301
Essen, Germany 301
Joensuu, Finland 301
Ferrara, Italy 301
Florence, Italy 301
Genoa, Italy 301
Granada, Spain 301
Graz, Austria 301
Hull, United Kingdom 301
Johannesburg, South Africa 301
Jyväskylä, Finland 301
Kiel, Germany 301
Konstanz, Germany 301
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain 301
Liège, Belgium 301
Limerick, Ireland 301
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 301
Baltimore Highlands, United States 301
Milano, Italy 301
Missoula, United States 301
Oulu, Finland 301
Parma, Italy 301
Pavia, Italy 301
Roma, Italy 301
São Paulo, Brazil 301
Saskatoon, Canada 301
Siena, Italy 301
Adelaide, Australia 301
Columbia, United States 301
Split, Croatia 301
Glasgow, United Kingdom 301
Tartu, Estonia 301
Toledo, United States 301
Tsukuba, Japan 301
Turin, Italy 301
Valencia, Spain 301
Burlington, United States 301
Warsaw, Poland 301
Blacksburg, United States 301
Brussels, Belgium 301
Detroit, United States 301
Xiamen, China 301
Thessaloníki, Greece 401
Ramat Gan, Israel 401
Ankara, Turkey 401
Binghamton, United States 401
Istanbul, Turkey 401
Venice, Italy 401
Wuhan, China 401
Madrid, Spain 401
Dublin, Ireland 401
Shangyu, China 401
Melbourne, United States 401
University Park, United States 401
Fuzhou, China 401
Washington, D. C., United States 401
Gwangju, South Korea 401
Hasselt, Belgium 401
Moscow, Russia 401
Hiroshima, Japan 401
Mumbai, India 401
Gubbi, India 401
Kanpur, India 401
Roorkee, India 401
Saint Petersburg, Russia 401
Madrid, Spain 401
Bangkok, Thailand 401
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 401
Melbourne, Australia 401
Lappeenranta, Finland 401
Loughborough, United Kingdom 401
Brno, Czech Republic 401
Palmerston North, New Zealand 401
St. John's, Canada 401
Rolla, United States 401
Monterrey, Mexico 401
Perth, Australia 401
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 401
Lisbon, Portugal 401
Stillwater, United States 401
Norfolk, United States 401
Olomouc, Czech Republic 401
Chandigarh, India 401
Barcelona, Spain 401
Valencia, Spain 401
Santiago, Chile 401
Busan, South Korea 401
San Diego, United States 401
Seoul, South Korea 401
Seoul, South Korea 401
Campinas, Brazil 401
Stellenbosch, South Africa 401
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand 401
Philadelphia, United States 401
Lubbock, United States 401
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 401
Tianjin, China 401
Tokyo, Japan 401
Shanghai, China 401
New Orleans, United States 401
Birmingham, United States 401
Alcalá de Henares, Spain 401
Alicante, Spain 401
Aveiro, Portugal 401
Cagliari, Italy 401
Coimbra, Portugal 401
Rethymno, Greece 401
Nicosia, Cyprus 401
Athens, United States 401
Ioannina, Greece 401
Jaén, Spain 401
Kaiserslautern, Germany 401
Canterbury, United Kingdom 401
Durban, South Africa 401
Lisbon, Portugal 401
Winnipeg, Canada 401
Modena, Italy 401
Nantes, France 401
Neuchâtel, Switzerland 401
Newcastle, Australia 401
Palermo, Italy 401
Porto, Portugal 401
Regina, Canada 401
Salamanca, Spain 401
Lecce, Italy 401
Santiago de Compostela, Spain 401
Helotes, United States 401
Bogotá, Colombia 401
Lejona, Spain 401
Cape Town, South Africa 401
Turku, Finland 401
Plymouth Meeting, United States 401
Tokyo, Japan 401
London, Canada 401
Xi'an, China 401
Gyeongsan, South Korea 401
Toronto, Canada 401