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Mathematics in Actuarial Science PhD

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Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
36 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

Applicants would usually be expected to have a 1st or upper 2nd class honours degree at undergraduate Masters level or an MSc Merit or Distinction (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in a mathematical subject. In some research areas a background in physics, engineering or computer science is also acceptable.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Programme description

Opportunities for PhD research are available in a wide range of topics concerning the application of Probability theory to Actuarial Science. For some of the available areas of possible PhD or M.Phil research see the current Actuarial Science research group page. For more details about the specific projects, please contact the relevant individual members of staff or get in touch with the Postgraduate Office on pgr-maths@manchester.ac.uk

Open days

We will be holding a Postgraduate Open Day in the School of Mathematics, Alan Turing Building. For more information and registration details, please visit School website.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,996
    International students (per annum): £18,000

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Together with EPSRC and other national funding sources, the School currently provides financial support to some 60 postgraduate students every year (approximately 15 new students per year). EPSRC DTA research studentships are available in all areas for UK and EU students. Students who are normally resident in the EU but not in the UK are eligible for EPSRC PhD studentships, but the awards in such cases currently cover only the course fees, not maintenance stipends.

In addition, about eight School scholarships are also available each year to PhD students. PhD students may also have the opportunity to help in teaching undergraduate examples classes, for which they are paid. For details of all available awards, please visit the School's website.

For details of all available awards, please visit the School's website.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Mathematics
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5802
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 306 3669
Email
Website
www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/

Academic department overview

See: School of Mathematics

Related subject areas

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

Applicants would usually be expected to have a 1st or upper 2nd class honours degree at undergraduate Masters level or an MSc Merit or Distinction (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in a mathematical subject. In some research areas a background in physics, engineering or computer science is also acceptable.

English language

Students whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and no module less than 5.5 (or a recognised equivalent qualification).   

Students should normally have a minimum of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent prior to application.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

How to apply

Apply online

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Programme description

Opportunities for PhD research are available in a wide range of topics concerning the application of Probability theory to Actuarial Science. For some of the available areas of possible PhD or M.Phil research see the current Actuarial Science research group page. For more details about the specific projects, please contact the relevant individual members of staff or get in touch with the Postgraduate Office on pgr-maths@manchester.ac.uk

Facilities

The School of Mathematics is the largest in the UK with an outstanding research reputation and facilities.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: disability@manchester.ac.uk