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Mathematics

The School of Mathematics offers an exceptionally wide range of opportunities for postgraduate studies in mathematics.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Programme

Medicine

The School of Medicine offers research degrees in the medical disciplines such as cancer, immunology, infection, immunity, neurosciences, mental health and population medicine.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Pure Mathematics

Research in this area spans: Ordinary and partial differential equations; Functional analysis; Analytical and computational spectral theory; Quantum mechanics; Number theory and its applications; Mathematical physics; Operator algebras; Algebraic geometry.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Engineering

We offer a 3 year PhD programme, a 4 year integrated PhD programme, an EngD programme, and a 1 year MPhil degree programme.

PhD, MPhil, EngD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Applied Mathematics

Research in this area spans: Wave propagation in inhomogeneous media; Homogenisation; Fluid mechanics; Structural and solid mechanics; Numerical analysis and scientific computing; Applied mathematical modelling; Memory effects; Inverse problems; Integral transforms.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Area

Geo-environmental Engineering

Self-healing of plant-stabilised geotechnical structures.

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Engineering: Energy and Environment

One of the School’s three research themes is that of Energy and Environment, which aims to advance energy technology and play a key role in addressing the increasing demand for sustainable and low carbon technologies, while reducing environmental impact and ensuring a sustainable environment.

PhD, MPhil, EngD Full-time, Part-time Area

Combinatorics

This project will develop knowledge and skills in several general areas of algebraic, geometric and enumerative combinatorics, including polytope theory, poset theory and symmetric function theory.

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Engineering: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

The wide ranging research theme of Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing incorporates cutting edge research which fosters innovation and sustainability, supports social and economic development, and contributes to improvements in health and quality of life by ensuring the safety and best performance of materials and structures.

PhD, MPhil, EngD Full-time, Part-time Area

Engineering: Health, Technology and the Digital World

The Health, Technology, and the Digital World research theme provides a framework for the research undertaken in the fields of High Frequency Communications Engineering and Medical Engineering, Medical Physics, and Medical Electronics. The combination of these disciplines allows for a truly innovative approach and enables exciting new solutions for the security, healthcare and medical requirements of a modern society.

PhD, MPhil, EngD Full-time, Part-time Area

Combinatorial optimisation

This project will focus combinatorial optimisation.

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Biomedical Engineering

Opportunities available in the Biomedical Engineering Research Group.

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Interger Optimisation

This project will develop novel algebraic and geometric methods that can be successfully applied to study integer optimisation problems.

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Game Theory

This project will aim to build on this research by exploring novel reinforcement learning algorithms and/or other techniques from machine learning.

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Semantic SLAM and Ontological Representation for Robot Navigation and Decision Making in Unstructured Environment

LAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) allows robots to operate in an unknown environment by incrementally building a map, while simultaneously localising itself with reference to the map.

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Enhancing the predictability and reliability of mechanical machining on the nanoscale via a novel modelling approach

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on mechanics, materials and advanced manufacturing.

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Micro-pitting failure of gear tooth surfaces – the influence of running-in and residual stress

This is a fully-funded EPSRC project in engineering, focusing on mechanics, materials and advanced manufacturing.

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Identifying bat roost locations through the coupling of motion modelling and microphone field data

This project will combine the ecological expertise of Prof. Fiona Mathews and the modelling skills of Dr Thomas Woolley, to better understand the patchy distribution of bats in the landscape and to maximise the success of locating roosts.

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PhD in Infection and Immunity: Systemic immune fingerprints in patients with acute severe sepsis

Sepsis is an illness in which a severe infection triggers a systemic inflammatory response that is disproportionate to the primary infective insult.

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PhD in Population Medicine: Factors influencing engagement with emerging technology in colorectal cancer screening and prevention

Uptake in the bowel cancer-screening program in Wales (54%) is a significant problem, which will be addressed somewhat by this project..

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PhD in Cancer and Genetics: The role of Wnt signalling in blood stem cell development and in acute myeloid leukaemia

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a highly variable disease making it difficult to treat, particularly as normal blood cell development is blocked.

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Machine learning and data mining

On this project, you'll learn several areas of IT and mathematics, including data mining, machine learning and analysis on graphs.

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A futuristic science based approach to enhance quality and durability of High Performance Pre-cast Concrete Products

Concrete infrastructure projects are currently designed for delivery on time and budget through efficient management of construction processes.

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PhD in Cancer and Genetics: Development of chimeric adenoviral virotherapies for cancer applications

This project will use sophisticated techniques to understand the basic mechanisms by which viruses use healthy cells to cause disease, and state-of-the-art molecular techniques to modify how viruses infect cells. 

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Spectral element mimetic least squares PGD method

The project will develop new numerical discretisations for solving PDEs that can subsequently be applied to problems in fluid mechanics and will build on current expertise in the School.

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PhD in Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences: Dynamics of the expanded CAG locus in Huntington’s disease

Huntington’s disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegeneration usually of mid-life onset. and leads to death after 15-20 years.

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Ammonia-methane power generation for CO₂ mitigation in steelwork processes

This project seeks to establish a new NH₃/CH₄ cycle and a laboratory-based device for the recovery and use of ammonia produced during the steel-making process in the blast furnaces located at Port Talbot, Wales.

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PhD in Population Medicine: Understanding multi-party communication in therapy sessions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing (SP) difficulties

Sensory processing (SP) difficulties are very common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which can result in behavioural difficulties and poor motor control.

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PhD in Population Medicine: The role of grandparents in shaping young children’s diet during the provision of childcare

The project will generate important insights into the factors that shape grandparents’ food practices in relation to their grandchildren, and promote a healthy diet.

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Vertex algebras and lie theory

This is a pure mathematics project related to Lie theory and vertex algebras as well as their connection to the mathematics of conformal field theory.

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