Doctoral Program in Mathematics in Europe

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The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.

Mathematics is a discipline that needs frequent studies, research and analysis of the legendary mathematical formulas. This training will help you understand the mathematical concepts. At the same time, you will come up with better ways to simplify the mathematical formulas to ease the understanding process especially for students.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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Applied Natural Sciences

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years May 2017 Czech Republic Brno

The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level in certain fields of applied natural sciences. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Mathematics in Europe 2017. Applied Natural Sciences Abbreviation: D4P-A Level of course unit: Doctoral Faculty: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Academic year: 2017/2018 Title awarded: Ph.D. Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Applied Natural Sciences" Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle) Accredited from: 1.9.2001 Accredited until: 31.12.2020 Specific admission requirements: The student must have finished a relevant field of technical science MSc study programme. The admission procedure consists of the parts from applied mathematics and physics and a discussion on a topic related to the subject of PhD study programme. Profile of the programme: The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialised university education of the highest level in certain fields of applied natural sciences. The education obtained within this study programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work. Examination regulations, assessment and grading: Examination and assessment regulations Graduation requirements: A specific number of ECTS credits, final state examination, doctoral thesis Mode of study: full-time study Programme supervisor: prof. RNDr. Miloslav Druckmüller, CSc. [-]

PhD in Physical Chemistry

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno + 1 more

The main objective of the study is to train the highly qualified professionals who will be prepared for independent, creative, scientific and research activities in the field of physical chemistry. [+]

Physical Chemistry Abbreviation: DPAP_FCH_4 Level of course unit: Doctoral Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry Academic year: 2017/2018 Title awarded: Ph.D. Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Physical Chemistry" Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle) Accredited from: 16.10.2009 Accredited until: 31.5.2024 Specific admission requirements: The admission to the Faculty of Chemistry is conditioned by the completion of the Master's program in the same or a related field. The basic prerequisites for the admission are: interest and aptitude for scientific work, knowledge of the English language and a very good study record achieved in the Master's program (grade point average of all passed examinations usually does not exceed 2.0). Profile of the programme: The main objective of the study is to train the highly qualified professionals who will be prepared for independent, creative, scientific and research activities in the field of physical chemistry. Students are trained to formulate a scientific problem independently, propose hypotheses and procedures leading to its solving and attempt its confirmation on an experimental or theoretical level. Critical evaluation of published scientific information and the ability to communicate in English - both verbally and in written form, makes an integral part of the study. Key learning outcomes: The post-graduate in Ph.D. study programme Physical Chemistry is able to formulate independently the scientific problem, to design the hypothesis for the solution and to carry out experimental and theoretical work for its confirmation. Simoultaneously, he is capable of critical evaluation of published scientific informations and of presentation of experimental results in english language as well. Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: The specialization trains professionals who will be able to participate in highly qualified scientific and research activities based on physically-chemical processes, namely in university departments, the departments of The Academy of Sciences, research institutes, but also in industrial research centres. The graduates are prepared for independent creative work in the area of physical chemistry. Due to a wide range of practical applications of physical chemistry, the graduates can find employments not only in physical and chemical research, but virtually in all chemical or chemistry related specializations. Examination regulations, assessment and grading: Examination and assessment regulations Graduation requirements: A specific number of ECTS credits, final state examination, doctoral thesis Mode of study: full-time study Programme supervisor: prof. Ing. Miloslav Pekař, CSc. ECTS departmental co-ordinator: prof. Ing. Oldřich Zmeškal, CSc. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Science (Technology)

Aalto University
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Finland Espoo + 1 more

The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Mathematics in Europe 2017. The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. Doctors graduating from Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science have what it takes to serve in demanding academic research and teaching positions and in expert, development and management positions of the information society. The departments, which are in charge of doctoral education at the School of Science, offer research fields that are based on strong research traditions and research at the highest international level. At the moment there are four Centres of Excellence in Research at the departments of the School of Science designated by the Academy of Finland. The School of Science is also very active in the national Doctoral Education Networks. What can you study? Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science offers the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology) in one of the following departments and their research fields: Department of Applied Physics Department of Computer Science Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Graduate as doctor in four years Doctoral education at the School of Science is based on vigorous basic research that forms a strong basis for teaching and both development and innovation activities. The most important part of the education is writing the dissertation in a strong research milieu. The theoretical studies that support the thesis work are tailored individually to suit the different needs of each doctoral student. The dissertations of the School of Science are of very high quality and often contain articles published in publications of the highest international level. Full-time students can complete the doctoral degree in four years. The most talented students may apply for funding from their department or they may fund their studies through projects. The students should discuss funding primarily with their supervising professor. International studying environment Internationality is an integral part of the School’s doctoral education in both recruiting and educating doctoral students. The School of Science is well connected with several top-level universities and research institutes in its field. Aalto University encourages its doctoral students to spend at least six months of their study time abroad. International mobility enhances doctoral students’ career possibilities. Visiting a foreign university or research institute often means sharing knowledge and know-how, creating new ideas, expanding international networks, and developing one’s professional skills. Working life and doctoral degree 40% of all doctors graduated from Aalto University come from the Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science. Those that have graduated from the Doctoral Programme have positions in the academic world, the public sector or in the industry and commerce. [-]

PhD in Multidimensional Complex Analysis

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Research in multidimensional complex analysis at Siberian Federal University is about several topics. The overarching theme is the interaction between complex analysis and other areas of mathematics and physics. [+]

Research in multidimensional complex analysis at Siberian Federal University is about several topics. The overarching theme is the interaction between complex analysis and other areas of mathematics and physics. For example, methods and techniques of functional analysis are applied to the study of PDEs in domains of complex space. Algebraic geometry plays an important role in the study of distribution of complex algebraic and analytic sets and its applications in physics. Alternatively, analytic methods are used in the theory of algebraic and hypergeometric functions, in the description of the structure of discriminantal sets. Other examples include the study of multidimensional difference equations, analytic continuation of functions and sets. Programme Leader Professor Tsikh worked at the universities of Stockholm, Bordeaux, Berlin, Calabria (Italy), Armidel (Australia), Max Planck Institute in Bonn, Institut Mittag-Leffler in Stockholm. Research interests: complex analysis, algebraic geometry, tropical geometry, signal processing, math- ematical physics (superstring theory, thermodynamics) Entry requirements: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science; desired qualifications: good knowledge of mathematical analysis; an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available. Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. Research Professor Ari Laptev (Imperial College London, KTH, Institut Mittag-Leffler) leads the university team to develop academic research and expertise at the laboratory of complex analysis and differential equations. The research project is supported by the Government of the Russian Federation. Curriculum BASIC COURSES Complex and Functional Analysis 5 (180) Current Problems in Mathematics 5 (180) Algebraic geometry 5 (180) ELECTIVES Processing of experimental data 3 (108) Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108) Academic English 3 (108) Basic English 3 (108) Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108) [-]

PhD in Analytical Chemistry

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Ph.D. study program in analytical chemistry has gained advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in a wide field of chemical and instrumental methods of analysis, chemometry, approaches to the attainment of a high quality of analytical results, procedures of method validation and accreditation of analytical laboratories. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Mathematics in Europe 2017. Analytical chemistry is a branch of natural science and is based not only on all the chemical disciplines, but also on physics, biology, theory of information and a number of technical disciplines. It provides information on the identity, structure and amounts of components in natural and man-made objects and on their distribution in space and time. It cooperates with other fields of natural science in seeking relationships between the chemical composition of substances and their properties. It is an applied multidisciplinary science with a number of feedbacks that accents teamwork in solution of problems. It requires mastering of a sufficient background in a number of disciplines, such as general and physical chemistry, physics, mathematics, inorganic and organic chemistry and biochemistry, and, of course, a thorough knowledge of the theory of analytical chemistry and of modern instrumental analytical methods. In view of the experimental character of analytical chemistry, an important role is played by practical capabilities and manual skills. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017. Passing grade on the entrance examination All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study. Information on the exercise of graduates A graduate of the Ph.D. study program in analytical chemistry has gained advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in a wide field of chemical and instrumental methods of analysis, chemometry, approaches to the attainment of a high quality of analytical results, procedures of method validation and accreditation of analytical laboratories. They can utilize this background in a great variety of jobs dealing with the development, optimization and verification of new analytical procedures, organization and supervision of analytical practices necessary for scientific research, for industry and agriculture, environmental protection, medicine, etc., in research institutions in industry and in various regulatory laboratories. They also can teach analytical chemistry in schools and specialized courses. [-]

PhD in Discrete Models and Algorithms

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The aim of study is to obtain knowledge and experience in scientific and reseach work in a wide range of topic in discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science: algebraic, geometric, probabilistic, and structural methods according to the current trends in both theory and applications in physics, biology, etc. [+]

Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates The aim of study is to obtain knowledge and experience in scientific and reseach work in a wide range of topic in discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science: algebraic, geometric, probabilistic, and structural methods according to the current trends in both theory and applications in physics, biology, etc. The graduate of this program is able to perform research and other qualified tasks, and also to supervise research in these areas. [-]

PhD in Mathematical Linguistics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Postgraduate students are provided with theoretical knowledge from computational, formal and general linguistics. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Mathematics in Europe 2017. Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates Postgraduate students are provided with theoretical knowledge from computational, formal and general linguistics. He/she is ready to use current methods applied in natural language processing and has abilities for their further original development. The postgraduate students are trained in specific knowledge based on a particular domain of language, on the methods and systems used there. The postgraduates will find their employment in corporations and firms applying natural language processing in Czech Republic as well as abroad. They are supposed to participate both at basic and applied research connected with the development of language technologies, in the managment and services for such systems, as well as at teaching activities. [-]

PhD in Mathematical and Computer Modelling

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This diploma holder has completed the program of combined mathematics and physics, focused on modeling in physics of solids, liquids, gasses, and plasmas. In accord with the doctoral thesis topic, he/she was devoted to continual, particle, or hybrid modeling, with emphasis either in mathematics or in physics. [+]

Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates This diploma holder has completed the program of combined mathematics and physics, focused on modeling in physics of solids, liquids, gasses, and plasmas. In accord with the doctoral thesis topic, he/she was devoted to continual, particle, or hybrid modeling, with emphasis either in mathematics or in physics. Continual modeling in this program is focused on the mechanics and thermodynamics of fluids or solids and on mathematical and numerical analysis and solution of the corresponding systems of partial differential equations. Particle and hybrid modeling is devoted to the study of macromolecules, thin films, surfaces, and plasmas. Alumni from this program exhibit solid knowledge of mathematics, physics, and computational methods, are flexible, and possess ability to formulate, analyze, and solve numerically real-world problems. [-]

PhD in Geometry, Topology, Global Analysis and General Structures

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Before starting the doctoral study in the field Geometry and topology, global analysis and general structures, a student chooses his concrete directon. This means that he studies either topology or geometry. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Mathematics in Europe 2017. Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates Before starting the doctoral study in the field Geometry and topology, global analysis and general structures, a student chooses his concrete directon. This means that he studies either topology or geometry. If the choice is topology, then he studies either general topology or algebraic topology. If the choice is geometry, then he studies differential geometry which is very often completed with the study of global analysis and some parts of algebraic topology. After finishing his study, the student is prepared for a reseach in the field of his interest, and knows also various possibilities of applications. He has necessary knowledge and research experience, is familiar with the relevant literature, and has established contacts with further mathematicians working in his field, including foreign mathematicians. [-]

PhD in Scientific and Technical Calculations

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The field is related to mathematical modelling namely, it procures a correct problem approximation and numerical solution on a computer. Therefore, computational mathematics has broad practical applications in natural and technological sciences, and also in economics, banking, medicine, etc. [+]

Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates Computational mathematics involves mathematical research in areas of science where computing plays a central and essential role, emphasizing algorithms and numerical methods. The field is related to mathematical modelling namely, it procures a correct problem approximation and numerical solution on a computer. Therefore, computational mathematics has broad practical applications in natural and technological sciences, and also in economics, banking, medicine, etc. The curriculum provides thorough know-how on both numerical and applied mathematics, and also programming skills in computer modelling, simulation and control. Prospective employment: Fundamental and applied research, academic career, industry, economics. [-]

PhD in General Questions of Mathematics and Information Science

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

PhD studies are aimed at secondary teachers graduated in mathematics or information science as a teaching subject and at university teachers of mathematics, information science or didactics of these subjects. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Mathematics in Europe 2017. Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates PhD studies are aimed at secondary teachers graduated in mathematics or information science as a teaching subject and at university teachers of mathematics, information science or didactics of these subjects.The main aim is to prepare good mathematicians or information scientists with a deep knowledge of the fields immediately related to their work and with the broad general orientation in the present textbooks, the modern mathematical methods, the history of mathematics as well as in the development of teaching mathematics. The attention is paid to the preparation of teachers qualified for the teaching work in general and for working with the talented students in particular, who will be able to write teaching textbooks, including a methodological commentary and analysis of difficult issues. [-]

PhD in Mathematical Analysis

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduates of Ph.D. study will have deepened their knowledge they had acquired at their Master‘s program and so have achieved wide knowledge in the theory of real functions and functional analysis or in the theory of differential equations, extended by deeper knowledge concerning the topics of their Ph.D. Thesis. [+]

Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduates of Ph.D. study will have deepened their knowledge they had acquired at their Master‘s program and so have achieved wide knowledge in the theory of real functions and functional analysis or in the theory of differential equations, extended by deeper knowledge concerning the topics of their Ph.D. Thesis. They will have acquired and demonstrated the ability of independent scientific work and also qualify for pedagogic and scientific work at the mathematic departments of universities as well as at research institutes. They shall be fit out with logical thinking and with the mentioned ability of individual creative work and provided also for work in other areas, where applications of mathematics or demanding logical and systematic thinking is needed. [-]

PhD in Algebra, Theory of Numbers and Mathematical Logic

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Depending on his specialization, the graduate becomes acquainted with modern methods and results in selected areas of contemporary algebra, logic, number theory, and cryptology. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Mathematics in Europe 2017. Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates Depending on his specialization, the graduate becomes acquainted with modern methods and results in selected areas of contemporary algebra, logic, number theory, and cryptology. Guided by experts, the graduate is ready for independent research. He may start his career as a researcher or lecturer at a university, or apply his knowledge in practise, notably in the area of information security. [-]

PhD in Didactics of Mathematics

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of the PhD studies in mathematics education is prepared to deal with both theoretical and application problems in the mathematical education of children and adults and carry out both scientific and pedagogical activities. [+]

Characteristics of the Studies Candidates for doctoral studies in Didactics of Mathematics are expected to: show interest in mathematics education in general (for example, by taking part in scientific conferences and conferences for teachers), have an overview of the most important scientific journals and books related to mathematics education, have an idea of the area of mathematics education they are willing to focus on in their studies and be able to specify it in a written project of up to 10 pages (including tentative research questions, methodology and theoretical background and a list of references). Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance Examination 1) Discussion about the thesis project. The project must be sent together with the application to the Department of Science, Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague. The quality of the project is important in order to be assessed by the entrance committee, which will evaluate the candidate's readiness to do research in mathematics education. 2) Discussion about the references from the candidate's list of scientific literature on mathematics education (must be sent together with the application). Evaluation Criteria: The applicant can get a maximum of ten points, the number of points for the admission to study is getting at least seven points. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: a) to deliver a certified copy of completion of Master’s degree programme, b) to pass an entrance examination, reach minimum number of point determined by the Dean, c) to meet any other requirements specified by a given field of study. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate of the PhD studies in mathematics education is prepared to deal with both theoretical and application problems in the mathematical education of children and adults and carry out both scientific and pedagogical activities. He/she contributes to the improvement of mathematical education of pupils and to the professionalization of teachers. He/she can work at universities, in scientific institutes and as a highly qualified teacher-mediator between research and practice. He/she is able to: recognize up-to-date key topics of the field; propose, realise and evaluate research bringing original results; systematically follow local and international scientific literature and appraise it critically; publish results of his/her work in refereed journals, at local and international conferences, in textbooks and possibly in monographs. [-]

PhD Actuarial Science

University of Kent, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

There's an active seminar programme involving a wide range of speakers and members of the PhD community regularly attend/present their work at leading conferences and institutes. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Mathematics in Europe 2017. PhD Actuarial Science There's a robust research environment at Kent in the fields of Finance and Actuarial Science. Areas of research include financial modelling and estimation, quantification of diversification benefits, quantifying financial risks, and derivatives pricing. There's an active seminar programme involving a wide range of speakers and members of the PhD community regularly attend/present their work at leading conferences and institutes. The PhD in Actuarial Science offers the opportunity to begin or consolidate your research career under the guidance of internationally renowned researchers and professionals in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS). The School has a strong reputation for world-class research and a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. The Centre for Actuarial Science, Risk and Investment (CASRI) was recently set up within SMSAS to reflect the widening scope of the teaching and research of the staff. Areas of research interest include economic capital and risk management for financial services firms, mortality and longevity modelling, longevity indices and markets. Other research topics include genetics and insurance, insurance economics, pensions and corporate reporting. Course structure The PhD in Actuarial Science offers the opportunity to begin or consolidate your research career under the guidance of internationally renowned researchers and professionals at SMSAS. The School has a strong reputation for world-class research and a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. Research areas Areas of interest include economic capital and risk management for financial services firms, and all areas of mortality and longevity research. Other research topics in the School include genetics and insurance, insurance economics, pensions and corporate reporting. Genetics and insurance risk Advances in human genetics, and medical sciences in general, have led to many gene discoveries; a number of single-gene disorders have been successfully identified and studied in detail. Researchers are now increasingly focusing on common multifactorial genetic disorders such as cancer, heart attack and stroke, caused by interaction of genes and environmental factors. It is important for the insurance industry to understand the full implications of these latest developments. First, can an insurer justify charging different premium rates to different risk groups? Second, if insurers are not allowed to discriminate between individuals based on their genes, by regulation or by law, is there a risk of adverse selection? From a public policy perspective, regulators and governments face the dilemma of whether to regulate against genetic underwriting or to allow market economies to take their own course. On one hand, there is a moral obligation not to discriminate against individuals for their genetic make-up. On the other hand, risk of adverse selection against insurance firms cannot be ruled out altogether. Maintaining an appropriate balance between the two is key. Economic capital and financial risk management Financial services firms are in the business of accepting risks on behalf of their customers. Customers do not always have the time or expertise to handle financial risks on their own, so they pass these on to financial services firms. However, even the most reputable firms can sometimes get it wrong, so it is fundamentally important for all stakeholders that financial services firms hold an appropriate amount of capital calculated on a robust scientific basis, to back the risks they are running. Economic capital can provide answers by specifying a unifying approach to calculating risk-based capital for any firm in the financial services sector. Fees As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Actuarial Science - PhD at Canterbury: Full-time: £3996 UK/EU; £12450 Overseas Part-time: £1998 UK/EU; £6240 Overseas Key facts Subject area: Actuarial Science Award: PhD Course type: Research Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Attendance mode: Campus Duration: Three to four years full-time, five to six years part-time Start: September Accredited by: Institute and Faculty of Actuaries [-]