The Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford enjoys a high reputation, both nationally and internationally, for the excellence of its teaching and research, and is among the largest in the country. Mathematical research covers a very wide range in both pure and applied mathematics, computation and statistics. The WCMB attracts those interested in mathematics applied to medicine, biology and ecology, and it is well known by its undergraduate and graduate courses, and research seminars. If you are interested in joining the WCMB, please contact Professor Philip K. Maini, or the relevant faculty member, for more details.
The WCMB accepts students in two categories, D.Phil. and M.Sc. by Research. The D.Phil. is a higher research degree suitable only for able candidates and requires a significant and substantial contribution to knowledge. The M.Sc. by Research is less demanding that the D.Phil.; the normal length of the course is two years, though it is possible to complete the requirements in a single year. Further details can be found here.
Doctoral Training Centres
The WCMB also takes a number of students each year who initially enrol as part of one of the Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs). The first year is composed of taught courses in a range of areas. DTC students then complete two short projects within member groups, and one of these is usually continued for the remainder of their D.Phil.
Postdoctoral researchers are typically funded through project grants, although postdocs with their own funding can be accomodated if their research interests fit with those of the WCMB.
Visitors are typically self-funded. However, there are possibilities for applying to various funding agencies to work on a project in collaboration with a WCMB member.