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Mathematical Sciences Undergraduate study

Postgraduate Study - PhD

Almost one third of maths student go on to further study, in many cases the further study of mathematics. Do you have an insatiable thirst for knowledge? If you want to conduct original research and make a contribution to a specific area of mathematics, then a PhD may be for you.

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As a PhD student your experience of university will be very different from your undergraduate degree. PhD students work under a supervisor, an experienced academic, who will guide you through your research. Gone are the days of lectures and structured learning; the ability to work independently is a must. In contrast to your undergraduate degree, you will be discovering new and often unexplored areas of mathematics and advancing the boundaries of human knowledge. If you want to eat, sleep and breathe mathematics, and work in academia or mathematical research, then a PhD is for you.

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