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Graduate School

The Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences represents a partnership of over 75 staff 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.

An exciting development announced in 2014 is the funding of the Maxwell institute Graduate School in Analysis and its Applications by a grant from the EPSRC. This is a joint graduate programme offering a total of 60 full time (4 year) PhD studentships to start between 2014 and 2018. Students will have opportunities to benefit from the broad experience of the two departments in areas ranging from fundamental theory to industry-relevant application.

The two universities have recently established a joint student chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 

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Postgraduate Programmes 

The Maxwell Institute Graduate School offers exciting opportunities for postgraduate training in a broad range of areas of mathematics. It currently has approximately 80 research students studying for the degree of PhD or MPhil. PhD and MPhil students attend some of the 8 graduate courses in pure and applied mathematics delivered by the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre.

Find out more about research degrees:(PhD, MPhil, MSc by Research) at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and University of Edinburgh.