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There are strong research maths groups in algebra, arithmetic and algebraic geometry, group theory and complex and functional analysis.
A brief overview of certain specific research interests includes:
Entry requirements: The usual minimum requirement for entry is an upper 2nd class honours degree in mathematics (or mathematics related subject) or its equivalent.
International research students need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element.
The University runs a number of preparatory English programmes each summer and, for extra support during your degree, you can attend its free language classes. For more information, visit our Centre for English Language Education (CELE).
Postgraduate students are encouraged to participate in the many school research-related activities, and attend appropriate national and international conferences. We also offer a diverse range of research seminars, which you are welcome to attend.
Maths research students also have access to specialised mathematical training courses such as those provided by the Academy for PhD Training in Statistics (APTS) or the Mathematics Access Grid Conferencing (MAGIC) group who run courses using videoconferencing technology.
Each maths research student has a share of a furnished office with their own desk and personal computer or laptop and may make full use of general school facilities.
The University provides excellent computing facilities, which offer 24-hour access to email, internet,word-processing packages and specialist mathematical software.
The school also has dedicated postgraduate workrooms for both masters and research maths students that are also accessible 24-hours a day. The computers have electronic links to a high performance computing facility and specialist mathematical software.
Postgraduate students have access to the University's specialist science library as well as the main University library. They both have excellent access to online journals and databases as well as computer rooms to work in.
The range of research activities in the Mathematical Sciences is extremely broad - from theoretical research in Pure Mathematics to generic, methodological research in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, which is often motivated by important. It is also host to the Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology. Much of the research undertaken is multidisciplinary and crosses traditional boundaries.
A number of University support services exist to assist you during your time at Nottingham and beyond.
The Students' Union are a particularly important source of support.
There is also further information in the Facilities section of this page.
Externally-funded studentships currently available include those from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Details of eligibility for funding, and which research topics the funding can be used to support, can be found by following the links above. In addition, we have funding available direct from the school and The University of Nottingham.
The University Graduate School operates two schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research: The Graduate School Travel Prize and Universitas21 funding. The Graduate School holds a list of other sources of funding. Studentship opportunities are also available.
The University of Nottingham offers a range of research scholarships for outstanding international and EU students.
Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your research course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.
The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.
Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.
In 2015, 96% of postgraduates in the School of Mathematical Sciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,320 with the highest being £35,000.* * Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2014/15.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.
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