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Browse through our mathematics research degree opportunities to find PhD projects and scholarships

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Centres for Doctoral Training

Centres for Doctoral Training offer a range of opportunities for PhD students to study at centres of excellence

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Leeds Doctoral College

The Doctoral College will support you throughout your research by coordinating all the support services and enhancement opportunities available to you

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Research degrees

Research degrees

Whether you’re looking to begin an academic career or want to develop your skills and expertise for a career in industry, studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.

Research excellence

We are one of the largest mathematics research departments in the UK, conducting impactful research across applied mathematics, financial mathematics, pure mathematics, and statistics. We have an established reputation for delivering high quality research, we were ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Mathematics for the quality of our research In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Links with industry

You’ll benefit from our close working relationships with a large number of key companies and academic institutions in the UK and overseas. You’ll have the opportunity to attend industry talks, seminars and conferences where you’ll meet and network with colleagues from industry and academia. 

Professional development

We’re committed to helping you prepare for what’s ahead in your research degree and future career. Our researcher training and development hub provides you with access to tailored training and development opportunities designed to reflect the demands of your current project and future employment.

Exceptional experience

You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of postgraduate researchers who come from all over the world. You’ll have regular direct contact with your academic supervisor who will provide guidance and support on your project. An annual showcase brings the research community from across our campus together to celebrate the excellence and diversity of work being done by our postgraduate researchers.

Rewarding careers

The range of careers open to you once you’ve finished your PhD is broad. Our doctoral graduates have secured positions with organisations including, among others: Met Office, BAE Systems, ENSO Financial Analytics, NHS England, and Siemens.