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Apply for a PhD Degree

We strongly encourage applicants to submit applications as early as possible. The admissions cycle for PhD studentships starting in Autumn opens the preceding year in October. There is no formal deadline for applications, but we encourage you to apply by the beginning of January if possible.

Applications should be submitted online through the Postgraduate Applicant Portal. See the Postgraduate Research webpage for more details. If it is not possible for you to complete the online application form, please contact the Department at maths.postgraduate@durham.ac.uk.

If your first language is not English or your first degree was awarded by a University not delivering courses in English, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in English Language. The University's minimal language requirements for postgraduate studies may be found here.

Reference letters and CVs should also be sent to maths.postgraduate@durham.ac.uk.

Further information

We welcome enquiries about postgraduate admission. Please read the area-specific information below, and do not hesitate to contact the relevant departmental contact if you have further questions.

Further Information Contact Person Email
Applied Mathematics Djoko Wirosoetisno p.g.numerical-analysis@durham.ac.uk
Mathematical & Theoretical Particle Physics Mathew Bullimore pg.cpt@durham.ac.uk
Pure Mathematics (including Algebra & Number Theory, Analysis and Geometry & Topology) Herbert Gangl p.g.puremaths@durham.ac.uk
Probability Tyler Helmuth p.g.probability@durham.ac.uk
Statistics Georgios Karagiannis

p.g.statistics@durham.ac.uk