Mathematics at Dundee is internationally renowned for its research strengths in Applied Mathematics.

As well as research in single disciplines there are many examples of successful interdisciplinary research, e.g. the SIMBIOS Centre in Mathematical Biology. Regular international conferences are organised, and there is a lively seminar programme, involving local and visiting speakers.

For more information about Research in Mathematics at Dundee, please follow the links below to visit individual sub-group research webpages:

General information for research students in Mathematics can be found on the Mathematics website.

Entry Requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in any other component, if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.

English Language Pre-Sessional Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional programmes which are designed to prepare you for university study, the 24 week and 10 week programmes provide additional English language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and 0.5 IELTS respectively. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.

Fees & Funding

We do not currently have any funded places for PhD students in Mathematics.

How to Apply

To apply for a research degree, use the online system UKPASS. You may wish to visit our PhD application process webpage first for more information on what you should submit as part of your application.

You must read the information regarding how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.

Apply here:


PhD Advisor for Mathematics
Email: pgr-maths@dundee.ac.uk

PhD fees