PhD project in Applied Mathematics

Newcastle University

Value of award

100% tuition fees plus a tax-free stipend of (up to) £14,296 (16/17 level), a desktop computer, and £1500 travel allowance.

Successful applicants will also be given the opportunity to complete teaching and demonstrating duties within the school amounting to up to £1500 per annum.

Number of awards


Start date and duration

September 2017 

Application closing date

9 December 2016


A full-time PhD studentship in Applied Mathematics is available for suitably qualified UK, EU and international applicants in the school of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University.

The project cover a wide range of research topics in Astrophysical and Geophysical Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), the properties of Quantum Matter, as well as Mathematical Biology and Archaeology.  These include the study of Planetary, Solar and Galactic Magnetism, Neutron Stars, the properties of Ultracold Quantum Gases and Quantum Turbulence, the Collective Behaviour of Biological Agents, Mathematical Modelling in Archaeology as well as mathematical applications to Medical Ultrasound Imaging.   

A more detailed description of the available project can be found at

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the supervisors of the projects they are interested in for more information.  General information can also be obtained from Dr Gerasimos Rigopoulos


School of Mathematics and Statistics

Name of supervisor(s)

The project will be supervised by members of the academic staff of the school with relevant research interests and experience. These include Dr Andrew Baggaley, Professor Carlo Barenghi, Dr Paul Bushby, Dr Andrew Fletcher, Dr Collin Gillespie, Dr Celine Guervilly, Dr Nick Parker, Professor Nick Proukakis, Dr Tamara Rogers, Dr Graeme Sarson, Professor Anvar Shukurov, Dr Toby Wood.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should have a first class or high 2:1 degree in Mathematics, Physics or another relevant discipline. A Masters qualification in a relevant subject area will be highly advantageous.

This studentship is available to UK/EU and International candidates, who have/expect a 2:1 honours degree in computing science, mathematics, physics, statistics or another strongly quantitative discipline, or an international equivalent.  A Masters qualification in a relevant subject area will be highly advantageous.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 6.5.  International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme.

How to apply

All applicants should complete the University’s postgraduate application form.  Only mandatory fields need to be completed. However, you will need to include the following information: 

  • Insert the programme code 8080F in the programme of study section
  • Select PhD Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
  • In the ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ field, please insert the code MS029
  • Attach degree transcripts and certificates, and if English is not your first language, a copy of your English Language qualification
  • Attach a covering letter and CV.  The letter must clearly state the title of the studentship and the code MS029.


For further information, please contact Dr Gerasimos Rigopoulos.

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