Prospective students

The Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM) take around 4-8 students each year to study for the DPhil (PhD) in Mathematics.  Some of these are studying for a standard DPhil, whilst some are housed within a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), which provide additional first-year training and a specific research theme.


If you are interested in applying for a standard DPhil, it may be useful to make initial enquiries with potential supervisors whose research is of interest to you.  The research pages give an indication of (some of the) topics that are currently being worked on, but we are usually open to new projects as well.  The individual websites of the faculty are also a good place to browse.  


The application process is centralised within the department and further information is available here.  This page also provides details about funding for the DPhil, which can come from a variety of sources.  The department has a number of EPSRC-funded studentships that you will automatically be considered for if eligible.


Many of our DPhil students are currently admitted through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFOMM), for which admissions are considered separately.  This centre involves partnership with companies; following a first year of intensive training, the students pursue a research projects aligned with a specific company.  Fully funded studentships are available for both UK, EU and overseas students.  More information, including details of how to apply, is available on the centre website.  It is possible (and common) to apply for both a place on the CDT and a standard DPhil.


With our colleagues in the Numerical Analysis Group we also teach a one year MSc course in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing (MMSC). Information, including how to apply, can be found on the course website.