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 under represented 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.

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

Please note that being offered a place on the PhD programme is necessary to be considered for a PhD  scholarship.  We will consider all successful  applicants to the PhD programme for a scholarship but applicants should be aware of the following deadline which is shortly before each of our scholarship meetings.

Application Deadlines

  • 23:59, 21st January, 2022.
  • 23:59, 4th March, 2022.

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