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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAR-21, APR-21, MAY-21, JUN-21, JUL-21, AUG-21

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

The department of mathematics has research strength in several areas. The largest research group is in topology and geometry.

There is a strong group in representation theory, and other groups in algebraic geometry with applications to mathematical physics and in tropical geometry.

Algebraic Geometry / Mathematical Physics

  • Our research in algebra is centred on group theory and related topics which include Gramian theory, Martin theory, Turner theory, fusion systems, Hopf algebras, algebraic groups, geometric invariant theory and applications of algebra to music. We have close links to Geometry/Topology and Algebraic Geometry/ Mathematical Physics.

Geometry / Topology

  • We research mathematical physics ranges between discreet statistical mechanics and mathematical models for quantum field theories. We use Algebraic Geometry and Topology, Representation theory and Graph Theory

Tropical Geometry

  • We research tropical mathematics, semiring theory, communicative algebra, matrix algebra, semigroup representations and polyhedral algebraic geometry.

Students with PhD degrees in Mathematics are recruited by universities, research institutes, and a range of industrial and commercial organisations.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Aberdeen

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  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    166 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%



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