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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

The London School of Geometry and Number Theory is a joint venture between Imperial College, King’s College and University College London created with funding from the EPSRC in 2014, as an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training. Funding for this Centre was renewed by the EPSRC in February 2019.

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 across all three institutions. This is followed by a three-year research project in year’s two to four at either Imperial College, King’s College or University 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 60 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 our collaboration with  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 will once again be recruiting students from the UK, EU and overseas. 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 14 fully funded PhD places to offer this year and we are now taking applications for September 2020.


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

Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

Early application is strongly encouraged. Initial offers will be made by early March 2020. Offers may be made after this date, subject to availability.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Fully funded 4 year studentship
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 1st November 2019
Closes: 31st December 2019
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