MPhil/PhD Applied Mathematics
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 - 6 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 16,700 / per year *
Earliest start date
* international| home full-time: £4,712 per year
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As a researcher in the School of Mathematics and Physics, students can benefit from specialist computational facilities, training programmes to enhance research skills, and support from dedicated academic supervisors.
Students are supported and encouraged to submit papers to international scientific journals, present findings at conferences, and share knowledge with colleagues across the University.
Research in the School follows two distinct strands: computational physics/applied mathematics and pure mathematics. Research in applied mathematics is focused on the development of numerical methods and algorithms for solving various equations found in materials science, specifically in the field of nanomaterials. This includes advanced parallelisation and adaptation of the methods for modern supercomputers.
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May. In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed upon with your supervisor on an individual basis.
- MPhil: 1.5-3 years.
- Ph.D.: 2-4 years
- MPhil: 2-4 years.
- PhD: 3-6 years
"This information was correct at the time of publishing (July 2023)"
How You Study
Students can benefit from specialist computational facilities, training programmes to enhance research skills, and support from dedicated academic supervisors. Students will be supported and encouraged to submit papers to international scientific journals, present their findings at conferences, and share knowledge with colleagues across the University.
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, students will spend the majority of their time in independent study and research. Students will meet with their academic supervisor, however, the regularity of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and the stage of their programme.
Research Areas and Topics
Staff in the School of Mathematics and Physics conduct leading research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nanoscience at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The School collaborates with top research institutions in Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the USA.
The key to success on a postgraduate research programme is to find a research topic that you are passionate about and identify a supervisory team that has expertise in this area.
How You Are Assessed
A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the student's thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theories or understandings.
Program Tuition Fee
A doctoral qualification can be the capstone of academic achievement and often marks the beginning of a career in academia or research. A research programme provides the opportunity to become a true expert in your chosen field, while developing a range of valuable transferable skills that can support your career progression. A research-based degree is also the most direct pathway to an academic career. PhDs and research degrees are a great chance to expand your network and meet diverse people with similar interests, knowledge, and passion.
The University’s Doctoral School provides a focal point for Lincoln’s community of researchers, where ideas and experiences can be developed and shared across disciplines. It also oﬀers support and training to help equip you for both academic and non-academic careers.
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