Financial Mathematics PhD
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UK/EU students (per annum): £3,900
International students (per annum): £16,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £1,950
International students (per annum): £8,250
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.
Course fees: For entry in the academic year beginning September 2013, the tuition fees are as follows:
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.
Together with EPSRC and other national funding sources, the School currently provides financial support to some 60 postgraduate students every 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.
I 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.
Related website: www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgadmission/
Academic department: School of Mathematics
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 275 5802
How to apply: Apply online
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Opportunities for PhD research are available in a wide range of topics in Probability and Statistics. For some of the available areas of possible PhD or M.Phil research see the current Probability and Statistics research areas. For more details about the specific projects, please contact the relevant individual members of staff or get in touch with the Probability and Statistics Postgraduate Admissions Tutor .
Students may enter our graduate programme in Statistics by initially taking our taught M.Sc. course over 1 year. This, subject to satisfactory progress, can lead to admission to the PhD programme.
Full 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.
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.
Other international entry requirements: We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.
School of Mathematics
Academic department overview
The Probability and Statistics group comprises 16 members of staff and has an international reputation for its research with 20% of its activity rated `world leading' in the RAE 2008 (the group's research activity in Probability was flagged as 5* in the RAE 2001).
Mathematical Finance is a very active branch of Probability Theory and Mathematics in general. It is probably one of the few areas in academic research which interact constantly with their field of application and with a huge impact on the daily functioning of the world's financial institutions.
There is a long tradition of Probability and Statistics at Manchester - the chair in Mathematical Statistics is one of the oldest established chairs in the UK. Previous members of staff include such well known names as Bartlett, Cane, Gani, Laycock, Papangelou, Parthasarathy, Priestley, Subba Rao and Whittle.
PhD and MPhil supervision is provided in all areas of research of the group. This includes three main areas of specialisation (listed alphabetically): (i) Financial Mathematics; (ii) Probability; (iii) Statistics. A partial list of current research topics can be found here.
Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 5802
Facsimile: +44 (0)161 306 3669