PhD Mathematics in Actuarial Science / Programme details

Year of entry: 2023

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 Probability, Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science research theme . For more details about the specific projects, please contact the relevant individual members of staff or get in touch with the Postgraduate Office on

Students may enter our graduate programme in Actuarial Science by initially taking our taught M.Sc. course over 1 year. This, subject to satisfactory progress, can lead to admission to the PhD programme.

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). 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.


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

Disability support

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