Department of Mathematics Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) DTA (Doctoral Training Account) Award

Type of award


Managing departments

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Mathematics


Tuition fees and stipend for UK resident students. (This award is only for home students).

Specified use

Tuition fees and maintenance.

Tenable period

3.5 years

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

3-7 awards available per academic year.

Funding provider

Engineering and Physical Research Council EPSRC

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Mathematics

Academic requirements

First class honours degree or, exceptionally, a very good upper second class honours degree in mathematics or appropriate related discipline.

Nationality restrictions

Other eligibility criteria

Candidates must have applied to do PhD research in the School of Mathematics and will be required by EPSRC to satisfy certain formal UK/EU residence criteria as stated by EPSRC and revised by the UK courts.

Application procedure

Applicants should highlight on their application form that they wish to be considered for EPSRC DTA funding, in the first instance. If a student is nominated for possible EPSRC funding they will be sent a DTA nomination form to complete by the school to ensure that residence criteria are satisfied.

Application form

Selection criteria

The department holds two funding meetings each year to allocate DTA funding. A shortlist of DTA applicants is also drawn up at these meetings in case a student withdraws from the programme. The most important criterion for selection is the merit of the student, subject to supervision resource constraints.

Closing date

Applications are accepted all year round.

Decision date

Contact the Department for details.

Contact details for enquiries