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Pure Mathematics, MPhil/PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Lincoln, United Kingdom
Students of the Pure Mathematics programme at University of Lincoln enables students to investigate the purely abstract, theoretical areas of mathematical discovery at the highest level. 
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Students in the University’s School of Mathematics and Physics are able to work alongside specialists within the field in a vibrant community, sharing ideas and experiences.

Postgraduate research in the Pure Mathematics programme at University of Lincoln the areas of lie algebras and group theory. Training is provided through individual supervision of research and by advanced seminars. Research students can benefit from a comprehensive programme of training designed to develop research skills and methodologies.

A team of academics will offer advice and support on publishing work in international journals and presenting at global conferences, and there may be opportunities to engage in international collaborations.

Career and Personal Development

Pure Mathematics students have the opportunity to develop the problem-solving skills that may lead to careers in academia, research, or industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      MPhil: 1.5-3 years, PhD: 2-4 years

    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      MPhil: 2-4 years, PhD: 3-6 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Areas:

  • Algebra
  • Group Theory

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

  • First or upper second class honours degree in a related subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16100 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
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  • Home/EU: £2,204/year
  • International: £8,050/year

Living costs for Lincoln

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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