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Mathematical Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #222 (QS) ,
The Department works to deliver innovative research that has the potential to have significant impact on industry. The Mathematical Sciences programme is offered by the Loughborough University.

About

Over 30 members of academic staff work across a variety of research interests in both pure and applied mathematics, to develop new ways of thinking and learning, and continually strengthen research within the department.

The principles of mathematical science often form 'unseen' parts of our everyday lives and apply to many aspects of the modern world. Mathematics is a key driver in advancing many areas within Science and Technology, making continued research both impactful and exciting.

The Department’s strength in research excellence is reflected in the latest Research Excellence Framework results (2014) where 87% of the Department’s research was classed as internationally recognised and 10% as world-leading.

Research students within the department enjoy a vibrant community to learn in and also benefit from a range of resources to support their work as well as the opportunity to undertake training in lecturing and tutoring.

With the support and expertise of well-respected academics, and a rich, innovative environment in which to study, postgraduate research students in the Mathematical Sciences department have one task; to further the development of mathematics and its applications through cutting-edge research.

The Mathematical Sciences programme is offered by the Loughborough University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
       Full-time  3 years (PhD), 2 years (MPhil)
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description
       Part-time  6 years (PhD), 4 years (MPhil)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our research groups
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Geometry and Mathematical Physics
  • Global Analysis and PDEs
  • Linear and Nonlinear Waves
  • Mathematical Modelling

For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Our entry requirements are usually based on a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or the overseas equivalent) in a related subject area.

You do not need to submit a detailed research proposal with your application, but please indicate which area of research you wish to pursue and/or names of staff members you are interested in working with.


Tuition Fee

  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

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