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Algebra

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
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About

The Algebra research group from The University of Edinburgh is made up of international leaders in the field who have won between them the European Mathematical Society Prize, the Whitehead Prize of the London Mathematical Society, the Waclaw Sierpinski Prize of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Berwick Prize of the London Mathematical Society.

Overview

Our members have given invited lectures at both the International Congress of Mathematicians and the European Congress of Mathematicians.

The School of Mathematics is a vibrant community of more than 60 academic and related staff supervising 60 students.

Much of our research is related to the areas of geometry and topology, and mathematical physics, which has lead to the formation of the Hodge Institute:

Through the School’s membership of the Maxwell Institute, we present regular seminars, and run our own informal seminars and colloquia. We also serve on editorial boards of various international journals.

All of the PhD students in Algebra research group from The University of Edinburgh take part in international conferences and symposia, and in part thanks to this global exposure, many have gone on to postdoctoral positions throughout the world.

Facilities

You will enjoy excellent facilities, ranging from one of the world’s major supercomputing hubs to generous library provision for research at the leading level, including the new Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library at King’s Buildings.

Students have access to more than 1,400 computers in suites distributed across the University’s sites, many of which are open 24 hours a day. In addition, if you are a research student, you will have your own desk with desktop computer.

We provide all our mathematics postgraduates with access to software packages such as Maple, Matlab and Mathematica. Research students are allocated parallel computing time on ‘Eddie’ – the Edinburgh Compute and Data Facility. It is also possible to arrange use of the BlueGene/Q supercomputer facility if your research requires it.

Programme Structure

Our research centres on the following areas:

  • non-commutative ring theory
  • non-commutative algebraic geometry
  • the geometry of algebraic numbers
  • Lie-theoretic representation theory
  • quantum algebra
  • category theory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent, in an appropriate subject; or a UK 2:1 honours degree plus a UK masters degree, or their international equivalents; or relevant qualifications and experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21150 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £10,575
  • Home: £2,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
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