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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 Pure Mathematics group is at the forefront of research in contemporary aspects of Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Geometry and Mathematical Physics.

The School of Mathematics is home to a rich and diverse community of researchers in Pure Mathematics, and provides many exciting opportunities for postgraduate study.

Research degrees are organised around five broad themes: Algebra; Analysis; Combinatorics, Probability and Algorithms; Geometry and Mathematical Physics; Topology and Dynamical Systems.

The Pure Mathematics Group is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment that supports talent and encourages creativity. Training is provided through individual supervision of research, regular seminar series and study groups in each of the themes, advanced taught courses, and participation in research networks, workshops and conferences.

Why study Pure Mathematics PhD at Birmingham?

  • The School of Mathematics has a strong research culture, with researchers of international stature in each of its main specialisms.
  • The University of Birmingham is one of the prestigious Russell group research-intensive Universities in the UK. The School of Mathematics attracts gifted graduate students from across the world.
  • The PhD degree usually involves a qualifying dissertation submitted during the second year of study, which is helpful training for writing a PhD thesis.

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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