In taking your PhD in mathematics with the University of Brighton, you are joining a research culture that focuses on developing and applying theory and methods to help solve real world problems.
This drives and informs the research through three themes:
- Computational methods
- Discrete mathematics
- Statistics and operational mathematics.
We also welcome mathematics and statistics PhD students with interdisciplinary projects, offering a wealth of close interaction with the university's science departments. We have had many successful PhDs that connect with areas such as biology (e.g. big data analysis) and computing (e.g. visualisation).
We have a strong reputation in these areas, which is strengthened by collaborations with many UK and international academic institutes (e.g. University of Liverpool; Durham University; Royal Holloway, UK; University of Rome, Italy; University of Montepellier, France) and industrial partners (e.g Hurstwood Park Neuroscience Centre, Haywards Heath, UK; Southern Water, UK; and Poste Italiane, Napoli, Italy).
Many of our graduates with a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or Operational Research from the University of Brighton stay within a research and educational setting, predominantly by securing post-doctoral research positions or lecturing roles within various UK institutes, but also by transitioning into mathematics teaching in schools.