PhD studentships Department of Mathematics



We invite applications for 6 PhD studentships available in the Department of Mathematics, University of Sussex.

Supervision is available in diverse topics in the following areas:

– Calculus of variations and geometric measure theory, Dr Filippo Cagnetti.

– Theory of partial differential equations and applications to mathematical fluid mechanics (two awards), Dr Masoumeh Dashti, Dr Gabriel Koch.

– Numerical Analysis and stochastic processes with applications to financial mathematics, Dr Max Jensen.

– Numerical Analysis with applications to evolutionary differential equations, Prof Charalabos Makridakis.

– Mathematical Physics, in particular the mathematics of Quantum Systems. Prof Michael Melgaard.

Each PhD studentship includes a tax free maintenance bursary of £13726 per year, plus a waiver of UK/EU fees for 3.5 years.

These are full-time studentships and the successful candidates will be able to devote their whole time to research.

There are numerous opportunities to engage in teaching at Sussex, but this is optional and additional payment will be made.

Award amount

£13726 per annum tax-free bursary and waiver of UK/EU fees each year for 3.5 years.

Eligibility Due to funding restrictions only UK and other EU residents are eligible. Overseas (ex-EU) students may also apply, but applicants should note that the awards waive the fees at UK/EU rates only, of £3900 per year. Ex-EU students must state in their application how they would fund the remaining fees. (Overseas fees in 2013-14 will be £13000 per year in total, so additional funding of £9100 will be needed)

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Applicants must hold, or expect to hold, a Bachelor degree at first or upper second class, and/or a Master’s degree, in Mathematics, or equivalent non-UK qualifications.

How to Apply Apply through the Sussex on-line system
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/2013entry/onlineapplication

State in the Other Information / Funding section of the application form which of the above research areas and supervisors you wish to be considered for.

Overseas (ex-EU) students must state how they will fund the additional fees required, for 3.5 years. We cannot consider applications from Overseas students without a clear plan stating how the additional funding will be raised. We regret we are unable to fund the additional fees ourselves.

Timescales Candidates are encouraged to apply, or at least make an expression of interest, as early as possible. The awards will be filled as soon as a suitable candidates can be found.

Possible start dates are 19th September 2013, January 2014, May 2014, September 2014.

Last possible date for applications: 31st August 2014.

Further information The Department of Mathematics research webpages can be found here:
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/maths/research

Contact details Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to the relevant faculty member.

Dr Filippo Cagnetti ([email protected])

Dr Masoumeh Dashti ([email protected])

Dr Gabriel Koch ([email protected])

Dr Max Jensen ([email protected].uk)

Prof Charalabos Makridakis ([email protected])

Prof Michael Melgaard ([email protected])

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