Postgraduate research in mathematics
Manchester mathematicians have changed the world. Become the next to make an impact.
We offer opportunities for postgraduate research in a wide range of subject areas. Our Department has one of the largest postgraduate cohorts in the UK and provides an excellent and lively environment for world-leading research.
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Algebra, logic and number theory
We work across broad areas of fundamental pure research underpinning much of mathematics.
Analysis, geometry and dynamical systems
Our researchers describe properties of geometric structures and develop the theory and applications of dynamical systems.
We work at the interface of theory, computation and experimentation with the aim of understanding an array of complex continua.
Mathematics in the life sciences
Our mathematicians work closely with life scientists to address key challenges in biology and medicine.
Numerical analysis and scientific computing
We develop and analyse algorithms that compute numerical approximations and apply them to real-world problems.
Probability, financial mathematics and actuarial science
Our research covers a wide range of topics in the field of probability and its application areas.
Our staff, students and researchers have access to a fantastic range of facilities across the University.
We work with interdisciplinary centres in our research, giving our researchers opportunity for collaboration.