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Graduate Programme

We encourage everyone to apply to our programme, in particular women and members of underrepresented groups. There is no application fee and successful applicants are fully funded. Click here to apply. Applications must be received by Monday 22 January 2024 in order to be considered for School and ESPSRC funding opportunities. Late applications may also be considered if there are still places.  There is no need to submit a separate application for these. 

In addition to the opportunity to do a PhD under the supervision of world class academic staff, there are other reasons our programme is an ideal place to come:

Your Cohort: The graduate programme at the University of Edinburgh is special in that we have partnered with Heriot-Watt University to create the Maxwell Institute. All our PhD students, whether their advisors are at UoE or HW, start their first year as one cohort. This effectively doubles the number of students you will get to know and take classes with.

Your Classes: The UoE is part of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC). This programme offers classes across the whole of Scotland via video-link on a variety of topics, from first year material such as measure theory and functional analysis, to advanced courses about modern research topics.

At the UoE, we also organise smaller reading groups run by students.

Your Seminars: We run weekly seminars in Analysis throughout the academic year, inviting many speakers across a range of topics. If you have a speaker in mind, you can suggest one!

Your Future:  See below some profiles of former students that could be you!

Andreia Chapouto did her PhD under the supervision of Hiro Oh in dispersive PDEs. During her studies, she got to work in student outreach activities for children like Math Circle and the Scottish Mathematical Challenge. She went on to do a postdoc at the University of California-Los Angeles.
Younes Zine did his PhD under the supervision of Hiro Oh in random dispersive PDEs, graduating in 2023. He went on to do a postdoc at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne under Martin Hairer.
Michele Villa did his PhD under the supervision of Jonas Azzam in Geometric Measure Theory. Part of his thesis was published in the Annals of Mathematics and he obtained a tenure track job at the University of Oulu within one year of graduating.
Zoe Wyatt did her PhD under the supervision of Pieter Blue in General Relativity. She went on to be a Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics and a Junior Research Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge. In April 2022 Zoe joined Kings’ College London as Lecturer in Analysis.

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