Opportunities for Autumn 2012
Applications are now closed.
This page provides
basic information on undertaking a PhD in Pure Mathematics at Queen’s
University Belfast. Interested students should, in the first place,
contact the Postgraduate
Advisor of Studies Dr Mathieu at firstname.lastname@example.org
and, at the same time, a staff member who has proposed one of the
below (see http://www.qub.ac.uk/puremaths/Staff/Staff.html
for a list of e-mail addresses).
It is imperative that you make
contact with a potential supervisor before putting in any application
to the University since doing a PhD is essentially a joint research
project in which you achieve new
the guidance of an experienced scientist.
The following are the
PhD projects that will be available from September
2012 onward, as they are currently offered by academic staff. Click on
the project title for a description.
Approximate amenability of Banach operator
algebras (Dr Ariel
Ideal structure of algebras of regular
operators (Dr Ariel
Finiteness conditions in algebra and
topology (Dr Thomas
The structure of spectrally bounded
operators on Banach algebras (Dr Martin Mathieu)
theoretic properties of C*-algebras (Dr Martin Mathieu)
Operator spaces from the discrete
Heisenberg group (Dr
Multipliers of dynamical systems
(Dr Ivan Todorov)
Complex Banach lattices and regular
(Prof Anthony W. Wickstead)
projects listed above are not exclusive. If you have a project of your
you should contact a possible supervisor about its viability
Applications (for both funding and
admission) should be made online
by Friday 17th February 2012.
(At this URL further information on
Postgraduate Admission can be
note that the above-stated deadline only applies if you apply for both
and funding. In case you can be funded through other means than DEL
details see below), you can apply anytime as long as a project is still
available (check with both the potential supervisor and the
Advisor of Studies). Your application will have to be made through the
link in any case.
come from the Department
Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland and
any EU citizen who was ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the
period immediately preceding the start of the studentship, including
for the purpose of attending a full-time course of education.
The awards are normally for three years and cover fees plus a
maintenance component which, in 2011-12, was £13,590 per annum. See here
for more details of eligibility. Applicants
should, normally, be expected to obtain a relevant first
class MMath/MSci degree. Applicants who did not undertake
their first degree in QUB will be eligible to apply for the Purser Studentship
which pays an extra £1,000 a year for three years. For details of this
studentship, please contact Dr. Ivan Todorov at I.Todorov@qub.ac.uk.
More information on funding of a
PhD can be found
and a fairly comprehensive list of funding institutions
Although many of these awards may not apply in your
case, there is a possibility that, depending on your personal
e.g. your nationality, one of these awards may provide an alternative
award so it is worthwhile studying this list in detail.
all of the links in this list may be
relevant for PhD courses in Pure Mathematics.)