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.

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Funding schemes

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Alumni bursary All subjects Worldwide (International, UK and EU) No deadline - automatic
STFC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) Applied mathematics UK and EU Ongoing

Directly funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
PhDs in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) All subjects UK and EU Ongoing
Probabilistic methods for free boundary problems in stochastic control Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Numerical Methods for Shallow Water Magnetohydrodynamics (SUSTech candidates only) Mathematics SUSTech only Ongoing
Return time statistics and rates of mixing for linked twist maps (SUSTech candidates only) Mathematics SUSTech only Ongoing
Ruin and related problems for two-dimensional risk process (SUSTech candidates only) Mathematics SUSTech only Ongoing
Spiral waves in the Rock-Paper-Scissors model (SUSTech candidates only) Mathematics SUSTech only Ongoing
Spatiotemporal behavior of systems with chemical feedback (SUSTech candidates only) Mathematics SUSTech only Ongoing
Big data and energy security (Leeds Global Challenge Doctoral Scholarship) Mathematics UK and EU 1 June 2018

Competition funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Dynamic Dependence modelling Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Dynamic shape modelling in reconstructive surgery Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Minimal surfaces in Riemannian manifolds Pure mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Optimising collective intelligence Mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Stochastic processes in Health & Disease Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Quantum Variational Principle and Discrete Integrable Systems Mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Temporal models for heterogeneous datasets Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Big computations and big data = robust results? Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Covariant Spectral Theory Pure mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Fast Bayesian estimation using expectation propagation methods applied to inverse problems Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Mathematical models of quantum-classical interactions Pure mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Modelling asymmetric Bayesian Games Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Modelling Biodiversity and Pattern Formation with Evolutionary Games Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Social Dynamics and Emergence of Collective Behaviour Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Stochastic Evolution of Populations in Fluctuating Environments Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Survival Analysis using temporal patterns Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Cluster algebras and representation theory Pure mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Elliptic Discrete Integrable Systems Mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Locally-adaptive Bayesian modelling for medical image reconstruction Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Hirsch's Citation Index and Limit Shape of Random Partitions Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Multiscale spatio-temporal modelling Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Multiscale statistical classification Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Phenotypic prediction based on multiscale copy number alteration profiles Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Random Permutations and Integer Partitions Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Stochastic control models for financial applications Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
The Archetypal Equation with Rescaling and Related Topics Statistics and financial mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Geometry and dynamics of topological solitons Pure mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Integrable nonlinear PDEs on graphs and applications to solitons on networks Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Numerical and experimental modelling of strongly rotating convection and phase changes, for NWP Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Optimal collective foraging by bee colonies Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Stable doubly diffusive convectons Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Pattern Formation (Applied Nonlinear Dynamics) Applied mathematics Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing