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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The Management Mathematics PhD examines the basic concepts in a broad range of managerial, industrial and scientific problems and illustrate how these may be applied in a variety of contexts to provide powerful solutions.

The group consists of internationally known researchers and has several funded collaborations in various subject areas. Members of the group have various and wide-ranging experience in industrial co-operation and industrial research projects. Past and present work includes projects and co-operation with Advanced Bell Lab Technologies, Avis Rent-a-Car, Blue Gate Brussels, Hongkong International Terminals (HIT), Hydro Quebec Canada, JPC Consulting, Region de Bruxelles-Capitale, RWE AG, RAG AG, ThyssenKrupp Industries, EADS, Airbus UK and Ultramar Oil.

The main research focus of our internationally renowned Theoretical and Computational Optimisation Group is on mathematical theory and methods applicable to managerial decision-making, particularly non-linear, discrete, and multicriteria optimisation. Research is typically a mixture of theoretical investigation and practical application or industrial collaboration. In some cases it is theoretical and leads to the development of new mathematical theories applicable in management mathematics.

Training is provided through individual supervision of research, by advanced seminar courses and conferences, and by generic courses. The PhD degree usually involves a qualifying dissertation submitted during the second year of study, which is helpful training for writing the PhD thesis.

Postgraduate students in the Management Mathematics Group acquire widely useful knowledge and skills, ranging from theory to computational implementation and live applications. By giving seminars, attending conferences and presenting papers, students prepare themselves for professional life.

University Careers Network

Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.

Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,450per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    172 72%

    17th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    16th

    8

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