Opportunities for Autumn 2016
page provides basic information on undertaking a PhD in Pure
Mathematics at Queen’s University Belfast. Interested students should
contact the Postgraduate Advisor of Studies for the PMRC, Dr David
Barnes, at firstname.lastname@example.org who will also be able to clarify
the funding possibilities for the project(s) they wish to apply for.
Note that not all projects are subject to internal QUB funding.
The projects, available for a start in September 2016, are listed
below, while e-mail addresses of staff members are available at
http://www.qub.ac.uk/puremaths/Staff/Staff.html. Please click on the
title for a detailed description of the corresponding project.
Unitary homotopy calculus (Dr David Barnes)
Jump loci in algebra and topology (Dr Thomas Huettemann)
Injective envelopes of C*-algebras (Dr Ying-Fen Lin)
Continuous Tensor Products of C*-Algebras (Dr Martin Mathieu)
Sheaf Cohomology for C*-Algebras (Dr Martin Mathieu)
Continuous graphs (Professor Ivan Todorov)
A general view on synthesis (Professor Ivan Todorov)
The projects listed above are not exhaustive. If you have a project of
your own then you should contact a possible supervisor about its
Applications (for both funding and admission) should be made online at https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/user/u_login.php by Friday 19 February 2016.
(Further information on Postgraduate Admissions can be found at that URL.)
This year, Pure
Mathematics Research centre is able to offer one award. The Pure
Mathematics Research Centre PhD funding is tenable by any EU citizen
who was ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the three year period
immediately preceding the start of the studentship, including for the
purpose of attending a full-time course of education. The awards cover
fees plus a maintenance component which is around £14,057 per annum.
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 or any questions regarding eligibility,
please contact Dr David Barnes, at email@example.com.
More information on funding of a PhD can be found at
https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/graduateschool/PostgraduateFunding/ and a
fairly comprehensive list of funding institutions is available at
Although many of these awards may not apply in your case, there is a
possibility that, depending on your personal circumstances, e.g. your
nationality, one of these awards may provide an alternative to a DEL
award so it is worthwhile studying this list in detail. (Not all of the
links in this list may be relevant for PhD courses in Pure Mathematics.)
[page updated on 07 January 2016]