The department is home to many internationally renowned mathematicians. The Mathematics students at University College London (UCL) go on to pursue successful careers in a variety of settings, primarily as postdoctoral researchers or in the world of finance. Excellent networking opportunities are provided by our central London location and close research links to other London universities.
General areas of expertise in pure mathematics include analysis, geometry, number theory and topology. In applied mathematics key areas of activity include fluid dynamics, mathematical modelling, mathematical physics, applied and numerical analysis and financial mathematics.
Recent graduates have taken up academic posts at universities such as UCL, Michigan, Sheffield, Mexico, Kyoto, California State; others have joined the financial services industry with companies such as Barclays Capital, Schroders, Deloitte, ABN Amro and J. P. Morgan; and others have become mathematics teachers and computer programmers. Some students have summer secondments, with two recent ones at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
Many students go on to careers in financial services in the City; many others proceed to postdoctoral research and academic careers.
Programme StructureResearch areas:
- Applied mathematics
- Environmental flows
- Fluid mechanics
- Financial mathematics
- Mathematical modelling
- Financial mathematics
- Pure mathematics
- Spectral theory
- Discrete and convex geometry
- Probability theory
- Symplectic and contact topology
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.
DisciplinesMathematics Applied Mathematics Financial Mathematics View 55 other PhDs in Mathematics in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
- Where possible, candidates are always interviewed. For overseas candidates there will be an alternative interview by telephone or Skype.
International23420 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23420 GBP per year during 36 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £2,845
- International: £11,720
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
For MPhil/PhD research at least two EPSRC doctoral training awards are normally offered each year. Around five PhD teaching assistantships are also available each year. In addition, there are UCL Graduate Research Scholarships and Overseas Research Scholarships, and departmental scholarships for which applicants are automatically considered on accepting an offer of a place.
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