Exciting Opportunities for PhD study in London at a world-leading Centre for research in Geometry and Number Theory

The London School of Geometry and Number Theory is a joint venture between University College London, Imperial College London and King’s College London with funding from the EPSRC as an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training.

Programme Structure

We offer an innovative four-year PhD programme, comprising a largely taught first year primarily based at UCL, but with lectures and other activities spread between all three institutions. This is followed by a three-year research project in year’s two to four at either University College London, Imperial College London and King’s College London. The first year places an emphasis on broadening your mathematical background and developing other relevant skills. The elements offered in this year are designed to offer a flexible programme, the main goal being to support the transition from undergraduate to research-level mathematics. We expect students with a wide range of backgrounds and shall tailor parts of the first year accordingly.


We have approximately 50 supervisors available across the three universities with a wide range of research topics across the spectrum of number theory, algebraic and differential geometry, topology and geometric analysis.

Women in Mathematics

The School is committed to advancing women in mathematics and particularly welcomes applications from women and other under-represented groups. The London School of Geometry and Number Theory is pleased to note opportunities provided by the collaboration of Newnham College Cambridge,  and the Masters in Advanced Study Course (Part III) in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Statistics (DPMMS) at the University of Cambridge. For more information about specific programmes and bursaries see here.

EU Studentships

We are again recruiting students from the EU and overseas, as well as UK students, so please note that the UK government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for UK grants even if their course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU. See here for more information.

Studentships on offer

The School has 15 fully funded PhD places to offer this year and we are now taking applications for September 2018.


Funding for this 4 year programme includes:

  • Full fees
  • Full tax free stipend (including London weighting)
  • Access to a Research Training Support Grant to cover expenses for research trips/conferences or workshops
  • Student laptop

Candidate Eligibility

For more information on eligibility and how to apply visit www.lsgnt-cdt.ac.uk/apply.

Application Deadline: 11th December 2017.

Early application is strongly encouraged.  Initial offers will be made by early March 2018. Offers may be made after this date, subject to availability.

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