We award a small number of funded doctoral studentships each year.

Studentships are sometimes attached to external grant funding. The PhD project will be specified and open to applications. Please read the details carefully to check that you are eligible as different projects have different requirements.

Studentships for UK students cover tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant. In 2016-17 the maintenance grant for full-time students is £14,296 per annum.

October 2017

The KESS PhD in Mathematics projects are available for October 2017 or January 2018 entry:

  • KESS2 PhD in Mathematics : Improving usability and acceptability of mobile health applications for congestive heart failure patients through machine learning and mathematical programming - Professor Paul Harper and Dr Daniel Gartner.
  • KESS2 PhD in Healthcare Modelling : The overall aim of the research will be to improve blood supply chain management in order to use the scarce resource of blood more efficiently - Professor Paul Harper and Dr Daniel Gartner.

The STFC CDT PhD in Physics: Data intensive science is jointly supervised by the School of Physics and the School of Mathematics

  • The Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science is an STFC-funded PhD training programme in physics and astronomy, delivered by a consortium comprising of the Universities of Cardiff (lead), Bristol and Swansea. It will involve applying modern mathematical methods of machine learning to a range of fascinating problems from astrophysics.

EPSRC studentships

We also award a small number of EPSRC-funded doctoral studentships each year.

EPSRC-funded doctoral studentships are available for UK/EU applicants, awarded on a competitive basis and subject to research council residence requirements.

Applications for EPSRC DTP studentships within the School of Mathematics for 2017/18  are currently closed.


If you require further information about our studentships, please contact:

Vicky Reynish

Vicky Reynish

Finance and Research Manager

+44 (0)29 2087 0694