The Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences represents a partnership of over 110 academics at the School of Mathematics of University of Edinburgh and the Department of Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics and the Department of Mathematics of Heriot-Watt University and provides a superb environment for PhD study in all areas of the mathematical sciences.
The rich environment includes a lively seminar programme, encompassing all areas of mathematics, operational research and statistics. There are numerous meetings, workshops and conferences held through the year, both at the two universities and, often jointly, at the Edinburgh-based International Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
We offer two different types of PhD programmes:
- the general programme described below
- the MIGSAA CDT programme, a 4-year integrated PhD programme in the Maxwell Institue Graduate School in Analysis and its Applications (MIGSAA), which is an EPSRC/SFC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).
These programmes have different admissions procedures, and the descriptions below apply to the general programme.
General Programme PhD Projects starting in Autumn 2018
If you are interested in pursuing a general PhD at the Maxwell Institute Graduate School, please have a look at the list of projects below, grouped by themes.