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Research degrees

 

The PhD Degree is a research degree, meaning that the students are assessed on a thesis presenting original results obtained in the course of their research.

It is possible to undertake research leading to the PhD degree in any of the areas of interest of the Department of  Mathematics. Each mathematics PhD student has a main supervisor who directs their work throughout the research degree - suggesting research problems, background reading, recommending lecture courses, research seminars, and conferences.

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Duration Full-time: 3-4 years; Part-time: 6-8 years.

MPhil/PhD Research degree in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics at King's College London, option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University

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Duration Full time: 3 years; Part-time: 6-8 years

PhD Research degree in Statistics at King's College London

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Please note that candidates who are interested in a PhD in Theoretical Physics, Financial Mathematics or Disordered Systems should apply for the Applied Mathematics MPhil/PhD. There is also a Statistics Phd programme for research in that area.

Those who are interested in studying a PhD in Analysis, Geometry or Number Theory should apply for the Pure Mathematics MPhil/PhD. 

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Funding in the Department of Mathematics

There are a number of funding schemes available. Some cover both stipend (to cover living costs) and College fees, while others may cover fees only. To find funding available check the postgraduate research funding pages.

We would like to strongly encourage talented students to apply to one of our programmes (by February 1) in order to be considered for all available funding opportunities. All scholarships, bursaries or other awards are offered on a competitive basis. 

 

There may occasionally be opportunities to apply for externally funded PhD studentships. Further information is available online on websites such as Postgraduate Studentships and Find a PhD.

Postgraduate Studentships

To be eligible for a full studentship (stipend plus fees), applicants must be a UK resident for a period of 3 years immediately prior to the date of application for an award. Residents of other member states of the European Union are eligible for fees-only awards. Applicants from outside the European Union are not eligible for support from the EPSRC DTA grant. Note that these are the basic criteria imposed by the EPSRC, full criteria is available at their website. We will check all applicants for eligibility. All PhD applicants are automatically considered for these awards when they apply to the Department of Mathematics, providing that they have applied before 1 February. No separate application form is required. Interviews for these awards will take place.

EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant Studentships

To be eligible for a full studentship (stipend plus fees), applicants must be a UK resident for a period of 3 years immediately prior to the date of application for an award. Residents of other member states of the European Union are eligible for fees-only awards. Full criteria is available at the STFC website and the Department of Mathematics will check all applicants for eligibility. All PhD applicants are automatically considered for these awards when they apply to the Department of Mathematics, providing that they have applied before 1 February. No separate application form is required.

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London School of Geometry & Number Theory

A 4-year PhD programme comprising a largely taught first year followed by a 3-year research project, with approximately 50 supervisors available across Imperial College London, King's College London & University College London.

Courses for PhD students

We participate in the London Graduate School in Mathematical Finance, a consortium of the mathematical finance groups of Birkbeck College, Brunel, Cass Business School, Imperial College, King's College London, LSE and UCL. It provides a programme of advanced courses in mathematical finance. We also participate in the London Taught Course Centre which offers advanced courses for PhD students in mathematics, including several courses that are relevant for research in analysis and statistics.

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