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PhD opportunities

Find a mathematics PhD that aligns with your interests and career ambitions. We offer flexible modes of study to suit your needs.

Why study with us?

Join a department with a long and established track record of world-leading mathematics research. We offer an exceptional learning environment in which to work on your PhD and grow as a researcher.


Fees and funding

The University allocates around 150 entry awards each year in PhD studentships and bursaries, so there are many ways to access PhD funding.


How we support you

You'll receive support from our Department as well as the Doctoral and Researcher College, which is the University of Reading's hub for all doctoral activity. 


Life in the Department

You'll join a large, inclusive community, and have opportunities to present your research in workshops and at conferences. 


Our staff

Our academics have a wide range of expertise across the breadth of pure and applied mathematics, which they bring to their doctoral supervision.


Our research

98% of our research is world leading or internationally excellent and 100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Mathematical Sciences).

Athena SWAN Silver Award