What is a PhD in Applied Mathematics?

part of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Applied Mathematics is an interdisciplinary field that makes use of math to understand the world and find practical solutions to problems in areas like Physical Science, Social Science, Technology, Engineering, and Business. To solve these problems, students learn the latest analytical, computational, and statistical methods.

Some of the most popular Applied Mathematics subdisciplines are Mathematical Biology, Combinatorics, Mathematical Finance, Applied Analysis, Topography, Computational Neuroscience, Probability, Risk, and Statistics, etc.

Applied Mathematics involves both in-depth mathematical understanding and knowledge of other subjects, depending on the chosen area of expertise. Students usually take classes on Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Computational Methods, Nonlinear Phenomena, and others.

Besides mathematical knowledge and analytical reasoning, students will develop problem-formulation skills and problem-solving techniques, excellent work management abilities, and a high capacity to conceptualise and communicate results and arguments.

Applied Mathematics graduates have the opportunity to develop careers in many fields and working environments including education and academic research, technology services or the pharmaceutics industry. They can also work in engineering, programming, finance, business, or they can provide services for non-profit organizations, corporations or governmental institutions.

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