Four-Year Fully Funded DPhil Studentships - EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM)

Closing Date: 

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00

Closing Dates:  19 January 2018 and 9 March 2018

Twelve fully funded doctoral studentships available for October 2018 start

If you are a talented student who wants to expand your mathematical knowledge and are excited by the prospect of learning how to apply your talents to technological problems, then this is the course for you. You should have, or expect to have, a top degree in mathematics or other theoretical subject (an MSc, first class undergraduate degree, or equivalent international qualification). You should be self-motivated with good interpersonal skills and want to work in an interdisciplinary and interactive environment. You will be taught and supervised by research staff at the Mathematical Institute and work in close collaboration with our company partners.


Oxford University’s Mathematical Institute has a long tradition of mathematical modelling and scientific computing and these underpin the CDT training. This four-year degree builds on that tradition with an intensive first year of training with courses in mathematical modelling, scientific computing, continuum methods, and discrete methods alongside a range of short courses that provide insight into industrial challenges and methodologies. Two 10-week mini-projects will be undertaken focused on particular industrial problems with at least one involving an internship at one of our partners. A mathematical research project focused on, and motivated by, a company challenge will be undertaken for the final three years. Research topics will include: differential equations, asymptotic methods, numerical analysis and scientific computing, fluid and solid mechanics, discrete mathematics, applied mathematical finance, and data analytics.

Company partners

The CDT has over 60 partner companies who are involved in delivering Industrial Enrichment Courses, hosting visits and internships, and supervising research projects.


Studentship Nationality Requirements
Four of our studentships can be awarded to successful applicants regardless of nationality. The remaining studentships are restricted to UK/EU nationals. Full details are given on our website.

How to apply for the course
Candidates should apply through the Oxford postgraduate admissions system. Applications will be considered in gathered fields with deadlines of


19 January 2018(Non-EU applicants should apply by this date to maximise their chance of full funding)

9 March 2018


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