Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find PhD projects and scholarships. Some of our funding options are linked to specific projects, whilst others can be applied more flexibly, allowing you to choose your research area and supervisor. These opportunities are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it is important you make enquiries and apply as early as possible. Former students may be eligible for a 10% discount on fees with our alumni bursary.

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Funding schemes

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
PANORAMA NERC Doctoral Training Partnership Mathematics UK and EU 7 January 2019
China Scholarship Council-University of Leeds Scholarship Mathematics Citizens or permanent residents of the People's Republic of China 9 January 2019
Leeds Doctoral Scholarships Mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) 11 January 2019
STFC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) - Applied mathematics UK and EU 31 March 2019
School of Mathematics Scholarships Mathematics UK and EU 31 March 2019
EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) Mathematics UK and EU 31 March 2019

Directly funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Defect dynamics in energy materials - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
A decision-support modelling toolset for anthrax infection and treatment - Applied mathematics UK and EU 14 December 2018
Plague hazard assessment toolset - Applied mathematics UK and EU 28 February 2019

Competition funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Modelling asymmetric Bayesian Games - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Hirsch's Citation Index and Limit Shape of Random Partitions - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Fast Bayesian estimation using expectation propagation methods applied to inverse problems - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Random Permutations and Integer Partitions - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Moduli spaces of algebraic curves and mathematical physics - Pure mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Multiscale statistical classification - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Optimal collective foraging by bee colonies - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Stable doubly diffusive convectons - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Pattern Formation (Applied Nonlinear Dynamics) - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Stochastic control models for financial applications - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Mathematical models of quantum-classical interactions - Pure mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Covariant Spectral Theory - Pure mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Optimising collective intelligence - Pure mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Temporal models for heterogeneous datasets - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Minimal surfaces in Riemannian manifolds - Pure mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Stochastic processes in Health & Disease - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Dynamic Dependence modelling - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Dynamic shape modelling in reconstructive surgery - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Phenotypic prediction based on multiscale copy number alteration profiles - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Quantum Variational Principle and Discrete Integrable Systems Mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
The Archetypal Equation with Rescaling and Related Topics - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Elliptic Discrete Integrable Systems - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Survival Analysis using temporal patterns - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Stochastic Evolution of Populations in Fluctuating Environments - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Modelling Biodiversity and Pattern Formation with Evolutionary Games - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Social Dynamics and Emergence of Collective Behaviour - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Modelling car-sharing choice using extreme value theory Mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Direct Statistical Simulation of Mulitscale Fluids - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
The MHD Thin Shell Equations - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Locally-adaptive Bayesian modelling for medical image reconstruction - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Multiscale spatio-temporal modelling - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Big computations and big data = robust results? - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Geometry and dynamics of topological solitons - Pure mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Tidal flows in extrasolar planets and stars - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Theoretical analysis of numerical schemes for stochastic (partial) differential equations - Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Integrable nonlinear PDEs on graphs and applications to solitons on networks - Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Applications accepted all year round
Staircase Formation in Fluid Dynamical Systems (NERC DTP) - Applied mathematics UK and EU 7 January 2019
Functional Data Analysis Model for Air Quality and its Impact on Health (NERC DTP) - Applied mathematics UK and EU 7 January 2019
Multivariate Peaks-Over-Threshold (POT) Modelling of Non-stationary Air Pollution Concentration Data (NERC DTP) - Applied mathematics UK and EU 7 January 2019
Mean field methods for stochastic population dynamics (NERC DTP) - Applied mathematics UK and EU 7 January 2019