With the support and expertise of well-respected academics, and a rich, innovative environment in which to study, postgraduate research students in the Mathematical Sciences department have one task; to further the development of mathematics and its applications through cutting-edge research.
The Department tackles a wide variety of research problems, covering specialist topics across the broad spectrum of mathematics.
To find out more about the research themes within the Department, and the opportunities available, click the links below.
If you are interested in joining our team of PhD researchers you can find details of current funded and unfunded opportunities, along with instructions on how to apply, in the prospectus (below). Alternatively, if you prefer, you can browse our research pages to see the areas of research we are involved with. You can then enquire directly to a particular member of staff and they will be happy to help you develop your research proposal. We also recommend you visit the Department to see our facilities and to meet our academic staff and research students.
Unfunded PhD projects
Applications are invited for a number of unfunded PhD projects. Our prime objective is to attract the strongest applicants by offering them a broad variety of research topics, of both pure and applied nature. Our entry requirement is an honours degree (high 2:1 or above) or equivalent international qualification in mathematics. There are four possible start dates: 1 October, 1 January, 1 April, and 1 July. The Department is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion policy.
- Step 1: Select a suitable research project from the list below (you are welcome to contact the project supervisors for more detail).
- Step 2: Submit an online application form https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/. Please indicate which project you are applying for.
Research opportunities in the online prospectus
Find out more about our unfunded and funded PhD degrees in the online prospectus.
- Unfunded degress are existing projects which have already had a topic and supervisor allocated, but which require you to provide your own funding.
- Funded PhD degrees are funded studentship opportunities within the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
What you can expect
An active and diverse research community
Be part of an international department engaged in wide-ranging research with impact.
Outstanding facilities and resources
Enjoy the exceptional sports and campus facilities our single-site campus has to offer.
Support and collaboration
A carefully designed system of supervision and monitoring will support you to achieve your maximum potential.
You will receive support from our expert staff and have the opportunity to meet and work with other staff and students through research forums, seminars and involvement in research groups. There are also opportunities to broaden your experience through teaching.