The University of Southampton
Mathematical SciencesPostgraduate study

Research Degrees

Our postgraduate students are a highly valued part of our community, and are integral to the continued success of the academic unit and of the University as a whole.

We have one of the broadest communities of mathematicians in the UK, spanning pure and applied mathematics, statistics and operational research. Our dynamic culture of intellectual enquiry is devoted to the development, understanding and communication of mathematics at the highest international level. We collaborate not only with other mathematicians, but also with engineers, scientists, biologists and social scientists.

We have a lively and thriving community of postgraduate students engaged in research across a range of areas and we support them extensively. Supervisors, international experts in their field, provide in depth training. Students are given a personal computer, a desk in a shared office and a conference attendance allowance.

We offer a number of competitive studentships to cover fees and cost of living. The type of funding available depends on the eligibility of the candidate.

We greatly value the training of our students and we offer a wide range of training opportunities. Students have access not only to all the modules available in the University and specialised in-house post-graduate courses, but also to three National Postgraduate Training Networks in Applied and Pure Mathematics (MAGIC), Operational Research (NATCOR) and Statistics (APTS).

The end result is that our postgraduate students are highly sought after by other Universities, business and industry, NGOs and governments worldwide.

If you are considering joining us, you may already be interested in research within one of our research groups:

Applied Mathematics

Operational Research

Pure Mathematics


How to apply
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“The whole experience of mixing with young people who didn't seem phased by age differences was a lot of fun. The quality of academic staff, each with their own style, is very high and their dedication to their students' success is inspirational.”

Mike Hogg - PhD Ultra Cold Condensed Matter as Analogues for Superfluid Neutron Star Cores

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