(Mathematics) Fully-funded Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) PhD Scholarship 2021/22

Four PhD studentships in Mathematics

Project Supervisors: Any available supervisor at Swansea University whose research is an area of Mathematical Sciences with relevance to the EPSRC remit.

Closing date for applications: The deadline for full consideration of applications is 1 August 2021. Applications received after 1 August 2021 and before the positions are filled will be accepted but may not receive a full consideration.

Start date: 1 October 2021 or 1 January 2022

Project description: We invite applications for PhD study in Mathematics. At Swansea University, we carry out internationally leading research in the following fields:

  • Algebra, Geometry and Topology
  • Biomathematics, mathematical modelling of cancer and its treatments, mathematical modelling of infectious diseases (including Covid-19)
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematical and computational methods in machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Stochastic Analysis and (Noncommutative) Probability

Detailed information about research directions in the Department of Mathematics can be found at the Research and Impact webpage of the Department. Applicants should demonstrate interest in one or more of the above research fields.

The Departments of Mathematics is part of the Computational Foundry, a world-class centre for computational and mathematical research. The modern building of the Computational Foundry provides an ideal environment for doing a PhD.


Candidates must have a first, upper second class honours or a Master’s degree with Merit, in a relevant discipline. Informal enquiries are welcome by emailing e.lytvynov@swansea.ac.uk

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.


This is a four-year fully-funded EPSRC scholarship, which covers UK tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,245. Research Training Support Grant of £1,000 per annum is also provided.


International students are eligible to apply for this studentship.

How to apply:

Candidates must complete and submit the following documentation by the stated deadline.

To apply for this studentship, please download the Postgraduate Research Scholarship Application Form and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Form and return them to the College of Science with the following:

  • Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to science-scholarships@swansea.ac.uk
  • Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
  • A recent CV
  • Candidates should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the award they are applying for particularly matches their skills and experience and how they would choose to develop the project.

Please email the documents to science-scholarships@swansea.ac.uk and put EPSRC DTP 21 MATHEMATICS SCHOLARSHIP 2021-2022 in the email subject header.