How to apply to our PhD in Mathematics programme
Applicants must hold/achieve a first-class or upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related subject, or a relevant master's qualification. Places funded by the school may be subject to higher entry requirements.
We use an online application system for our postgraduate programmes and we recommend you review the general guidance on completing an online application.
You are strongly advised to submit as much information as possible with your application - this will ensure that our Admissions Committee has a complete profile when reviewing your application. Below are some hints and tips on submitting your application to our programmes.
All applications must include a personal statement (minimum one A4 page). Your personal statement should
- explain your motivation for applying to the programme and how it relates to your plans for the future
- explain why you should be offered a place on the programme, highlight elements of your academic record which align with the theme of the programme, such as project work or courses you have taken
- highlight any other relevant skills or experience
- identification of a specific research project is not required at this point in time
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
CVs should be included with details of other relevant work experience and qualifications to support your application. Please do not include any school (pre-university) certificates, unless otherwise specified above.
You should provide a complete list of all courses and marks from your university in your application, in an easy to read format (low resolution scanned documents may not be legible). This should be an official document provided by your university.
You should nominate two academic referees, at least one from your most recent studies. Make sure the people you nominate to write your references have up-to-date knowledge of your experience. If you are currently studying and have not yet completed your degree, include a referee who can comment on your predicted grade.
Applicants whose first language is not English, and whose full undergraduate degree was not taught in an English-speaking country, must hold/achieve a minimum score in an approved English language test as specified in Profile F.
You do not need to have reached the required level of English language before submitting an application, but an English language test must be submitted with the application for review. If necessary, English language will be included as a condition of offer.