How to apply 

The School of Mathematics is keen to attract students to engage in research mathematics and invite applications to our PhD programme. Our experience in the school is that a diverse academic community stimulates creative ideas and approaches to solutions to problems.

Anyone who is passionate about mathematics will find our community to be a safe and welcoming space. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented communities. To be accepted onto the programme students must be enthusiastic about continuing to study mathematics and normally have a mathematically based undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK upper-second or first-class MSci degree. We are always open for applications with start dates in January and September each year. However, applicants should be aware that scholarships are normally awarded for September starts and are available until they are all awarded.

We will automatically consider all successful applicants to the PhD programme for a scholarship, but applicants should be aware of the following deadline which is shortly before our late January scholarship meeting.

23:59, January 14, 2024.

The School offers a mentoring scheme for the application process for students from underrepresented groups, for example this may include (but is not limited to) students with disabilities, students from ethnic minority backgrounds, female or non-binary students, first-generation students, or students from the LGBTQ+ community. If you identify with an underrepresented group in mathematics, we strongly encourage you to contact the School of Mathematics Equality and Diversity leads, Dr Sara Jabbari or Professor Olga Maleva, to take part in this mentoring. (Please note, these contacts are for the mentoring scheme enquiries only.) General questions should be directed to the PGR administrator.

To apply to be a postgraduate mathematics student at Birmingham (either MRes or PhD) you should complete an online application. Instructions on how to do this and about the information which is required can be found there.

Next application deadline

23:59, January 14, 2024.

We encourage applicants to make contact with individual members of staff to find out further information about particular research areas.