This page provides a (partial) list of specific (and not so specific) PhD projects currently offered by academics in the School.
Identifying an interesting, worthwhile and do-able PhD project is not a trivial task since it depends crucially on the interests and abilities of the student (and the supervisor!). The list below therefore contains a mixture of very specific projects and fairly general descriptions of research interests across the School. In either case you should feel free to contact the potential supervisors to find out more if you're interested.
All projects listed here are eligible for funding via scholarships from the School of Mathematics and/or the University of Manchester; see the Fees and Funding page for details. These scholarships are awarded competitively amongst the eligible applicants by School or University postgraduate funding committees. Members of staff regularly apply for research grants and may therefore be able to offer funding for specific projects without requiring approval from committees. Such projects are listed on a separate page.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all the PhD projects we can offer. You should therefore also explore the School's research groups' pages, and have a look around the homepages of individual members of staff to find out more about their research interests. You may also contact us for general enquiries.