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Faculty of Mathematics

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This course is a four-year PhD in Mathematics, in an area of Analysis or its Applications. The scope includes Partial Differential Equations, Geometric Analysis, Probability, Computational Analysis, High-Dimensional or Non-Parametric Statistics and Mathematics of Information.

The CCA PhD follows EPSRC's cohort-based training model. A unique first year programme offers wide-ranging training in Analysis, emphasising teamwork and offering opportunities to work on two research projects, one supervised in the Faculty of Mathematics, the other by a user of mathematics in another department of the University or in industry.


The prerequisites for the CCA PhD course are:

  • a four-year undergraduate degree in mathematics or a mathematics-related subject; or a three-year undergraduate degree plus a Masters degree in mathematics or a mathematics-related subject
  • prior experience studying analysis is an advantage
  • candidates should be able to demonstrate evidence of academic excellence.

Make an application

Applications open at the beginning of September and the closing date is 15 January. Applicants from outside the UK/EU who seek scholarships should apply well before this date: refer to the Graduate Admissions website for information. If you would like to make an application, sign up to our mailing list: you will receive an email when we start taking applications for the course and another when the date for the annual open day is confirmed.

Shortlisted students will be interviewed in January or February and offers made soon after. Successful applicants will therefore have a place at an early stage in the year.

The Faculty aims to implement good practice that benefits all, men and women, equally and has a solid foundation of policies and practices to eliminate gender bias and promote an inclusive culture. The Faculty holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award for promoting women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine and supports the aims of the Charter Scheme and the LMS Good Practice Scheme in seeking to advance women's careers in the mathematical sciences. The Faculty strongly encourages female applications to the CCA.