Postgraduate study

The School of Mathematics is in the top 10 of UK mathematics departments, with postgraduate students from 32 countries studying in the centre of one of most friendly cities in the UK. Our postgraduate programmes - PhD, and research and taught masters - are run by some of the leading mathematics experts in the world.

Taught programmes

  • MSc Mathematical Sciences

    Ideal for those hoping to pursue a career in finance, commerce and science, or as a solid grounding for doctoral study. Students choose an area of current research and then take taught units.

  • MSc Statistics

    High quality postgraduate training in the methods and practice of research, acting as a bridge for strong students between undergraduate and PhD study.

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Research programmes (PhD or MSc by research)

  • Applied Mathematics

    Main research areas: dynamical systems and statistical mechanics, mathematical physics (quantum chaos, random matrix theory, quantum information), fluid dynamics, materials science and scientific computing.

  • Pure Mathematics

    Main research areas: algebra, analysis, ergodic theory and dynamical systems, logic, number theory, and combinatorics.

  • Probability and Statistics

    Main research areas: applied probability, Bayesian modelling and analysis, behavioural biology, multiscale methods, Monte Carlo methods, nonparametric regression, optimisation under uncertainty, statistical bioinformatics, statistical signal processing and the analysis of time series.

International students

Language training, visa information and research & teaching partnerships

Postgraduate profiles

Read about other students' experiences at Bristol