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University of Essex - Department of Mathematical Sciences Doctoral Scholarships

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Colchester
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £15,009
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 8th April 2019
Closes: 3rd July 2019

We are looking for highly motivated and qualified candidates to apply for a funded opportunity to pursue research leading to a PhD in our Department of Mathematical Sciences. We provide a stimulating environment to carry out your doctoral research with members of academic staff active in research across a range of topics from the disciplines of actuarial science, data science, operational research and applied statistics. 

You’ll work directly with a member of academic staff and receive research training tailored to your project. 

More information about our Department 

Check out our academic staff profiles 

Check out our Research Groups 

Am I eligible?

To apply for PhD funding (3-years), you’ll need:

  • A minimum of a good honours degree (First or high 2.1, or equivalent). An MSc in a relevant subject is desirable (but not essential).
  • An offer of a PhD supervised by a member of staff in our Department of Mathematical Sciences commencing October 2019.
  • IELTS 7.0 overall (6.5 min component score), or equivalent, if you’re a non-native speaker of English. 

What funding is available? 

We have one award consisting of a full Home/EU fee waiver or equivalent fee discount for overseas students, living costs of £15,009 per year, and £2,500 (in total) in Proficio funding, which may be used to ‘buy’ advanced skills training including conferences and travel. Funding will be paid each year for three years of study. 

How do I apply?

Check out the research projects available on individual staff pages and apply for a place online 

You will need to secure a place to study with a supervisor before you can apply for funding. To apply for funding you should download the application form. 

Return the completed funding application to our Graduate Administrator.


When do I need to apply? 

You should apply for a place of study as soon as possible and the deadline for funding applications is Wednesday 3 July 2019.

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