Four-Year Funded DPhil Studentships - EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Partial Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications

Closing Date: 

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:00

Closing Dates: Midday 19 January and 9 March 2018


Ten plus funded doctoral studentships to start Autumn 2018

The CDT offers a 4-year DPhil programme with the central aim of producing highly trained, outstanding mathematicians with deep expertise and interdisciplinary skills in the analysis and applications of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) and related areas of Core Mathematics and its interfaces. You should have, or expect to have a first-class undergraduate degree as a minimum, in mathematics or a related numerate discipline. A previous master’s degree is not required. The requirement for a first class degree with honours can be alternatively be demonstrated by a strong degree at master’s level.

You will undertake a four-year programme with the first year consisting of a wide range of courses focusing on the analysis and applications of PDEs. The first year also includes two 10-week mini-projects allowing you to broaden your knowledge and find a field suitable for you to develop your main research topic. In years two to four, you will conduct research towards your DPhil thesis. For this, you will be aided by study groups, collaborative workshops, seminars, student seminars and conferences. You will also broaden your knowledge through further courses and skills training.

The CDT has fifteen international academic and four non-academic partners. It is expected that there will be opportunities for CDT students to visit some of the academic partners and a limited number of internships will be available with some of the non-academic partners.

Funding is provided by EPSRC and the University of Oxford. UK and EU candidates are eligible for full-fee studentships. In addition, UK candidates and up to three EU candidates are eligible for an annual stipend. Funding is available for overseas candidates, including the possibility of a Clarendon Award for four years covering fees and an annual stipend.

How to apply

Candidates should apply through the Oxford postgraduate admissions system. Applications will be considered in gathered fields with deadlines of Midday 19 January 2018(Non-EU applicants should apply by this date to maximise their chance of full funding) and Midday 9 March 2018.

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