Postgraduate studies in the Department of Mathematics

The Department offers an exciting range of MSc and PhD/MPhil opportunities for Postgraduate students. Delivered and supervised by subject-area experts, our Postgraduate courses are informed directly by our research activity and are challenging, yet rewarding – helping you to develop your academic skills and future employability prospects.

Postgraduate Courses in Mathematics

Our MSc courses take a year to complete, concluding with the submission of a dissertation.

Online application is now available using the links at the bottom of the course pages listed above. Get in touch to discuss MSc courses:
Ms Frances Foster
Email mscmaths@brunel.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)1895 265392

MPhil, PhD and New Route research degrees

Our traditional PhD research degrees typically takes 3 years as a full time student, and 4 years as a part-time student to complete. A PhD research project is a significant undertaking and must demonstrate an original research project, alongside contribution to the research area.

Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree students are supervised by internationally recognised academics, who provide guidance and support to ensure a high quality, research intensive experience for our students.

Alongside the traditional three year, full-time PhD degree, the Department also offers a four year PhD programme as part of the Brunel Integrated PhD (New Route) initiative. The Brunel Integrated PhD (New Route) allows you to participate in a tailor-made programme of taught modules to enhance your research and transferable skills. 

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

An MPhil degree is a research degree that typically takes one year as a full-time student to complete, or two year's as a part-time student. For the award of MPhil you're expected to demonstrate a satisfactory record of research, a broad knowledge and understanding of the field of study and of associated research techniques and to show that they have been successfully applied.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A PhD degree is a research degree that typically takes three years as a full-time student, or four years as a part-time student. For the award of PhD you must show a satisfactory record of research and a thorough knowledge of the field of scholarship. You're also required to demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of your discipline and of associated research techniques and to show that they have been successfully applied. Your PhD research is presented in the form of a thesis and a distinct and original contribution to knowledge in the discipline must be demonstrated.

Brunel Integrated PhD (New Route)

The Brunel Integrated PhD (New Route) is a four-year research-based programme leading to the submission of a thesis and the award of a PhD degree. In addition to pursuing your research, during the first three years you will study a tailor-made programme of taught modules that will underpin your academic study and enhance your skills as a researcher. Read more...

Get in touch to discuss PhD/MPhil courses

Further information can be obtained from
Ms Frances Foster
Email phdmaths@brunel.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)1895 265392

Page last updated: Wednesday 17 December 2014