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Mathematics Research, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

Overview

The research groups organise regular seminars, where top-ranking scientists from around the world present new results, which our research students can witness firsthand. The students also organise their own informal seminars and discussion groups. The lively environment and the exceptionally friendly atmosphere at our department contribute to the high success rate of our students. You can apply for supervision in all fields of interest of our staff members. The department provides funding for PhD students to attend suitable schools and conferences during their studies.

Joint PhD programme
  • Exciting opportunities are now available to undertake a joint PhD programme with the University of Hong Kong or the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time: 6-8 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course study environment
  • You will be assigned a supervisor with whom you will work closely. You will also attend research seminars and take part in other research related activities in your research group, the department and more widely in the University of London. 
  • The department does not specify fixed attendance hours, but we expect a good level of attendance, and our research students benefit from informal interaction with each other. You will be provided with working and storage space, as well as a computer. On arrival you will discuss your research programme with your supervisor, and you will attend general induction sessions.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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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

  • Financial Maths: Bachelor’s degree with 1st class or 2:1 honours ). Those applying for the joint degree are encouraged to contact an academic at King's to develop research links with the partner institution. 
  • Disordered Systems: Bachelor’s degree with 1st class or 2:1 honours . Those applying for the joint degree are encouraged to contact an academic at King's to develop research links with the partner institution.
  • Theoretical Physics: Bachelor’s degree with 1st class or 2:1 honours . A good MMath, MSci or master's degree with high grades in modules that relate to the chosen research area.
  • Pure Maths: MMath, MSci or Master’s degree with Merit and high grades in modules relating to the research area. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18740 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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