The University allocates around 150 entry awards each year in PhD studentships and bursaries, so there are many ways to access PhD funding. A studentship is usually a package that provides full funding for tuition fees and living costs.
If you've previously completed a degree with us, you’ll automatically receive our alumni discount (£1,500 off the cost of your tuition fees).
Funding specific to mathematics and statistics PhDs
The main sources of financial support for PhD study in mathematics are the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the National Environmental Research Council (NERC).
This funding is available as:
- individual awards to the student, made via the Department
- project studentships, funded by grants held by a particular supervisor
- CASE studentships, again held by a particular supervisor.
EPSRC studentships in Mathematical Sciences: we offer up to two funded PhDs in a range of areas covering applied, numerical and pure mathematics and statistics. Information on how to apply for the next round of this funding will appear here as soon as it is available.
CASE studentships involve collaboration with industry and attract supplements to the basic grant.
Other sources of PhD funding sponsored entirely by UK industry or research establishments are also often available. Early application to the Department is recommended.
Qualified UK graduates are usually eligible for full funding by the Research Councils, whilst other international students are usually eligible for funding of fees only.
Studentships for PhD students
The University's Graduate School holds information about studentships and other funding available for postgraduate study.
Studentships are available for both UK and international students.
Alternative sources of funding
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a database of less well-known sources of doctoral funding.
Supplement your income
You might consider part-time or casual work as a way to supplement your income during your studies. There are often vacancies at the University, which you can apply for through Campus Jobs.