mathematical sciences at the university of Liverpool

Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentship

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool invites applications for a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentship leading to a PhD and commencing study from the 1st October 2020. These research council funded studentships are for research in an area within the remit of the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) [which includes theoretical physics] and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) [which includes mathematics broadly intended, including mathematical physics]. We particularly welcome applications of women candidates.

Award Value: The DTP studentship is for 3.5 years, or the statutory length for high priority areas. It is fully funded, covering University fees at the level set for UK/EU students plus a stipend (tax-free maintenance grant of £15,009 [2019/20], subject to increase in 2020/21 and with rises anticipated in future years).

Award conditions: DTP students will spend their time working merely towards the objectives of the chosen PhD programmes (teaching assistant duties will be provided on a voluntary basis and paid separately).

Please see our complete list of sample PhD projects available

Eligibility: The full awards are primarily available to candidates resident in the UK, and tuition fees only awards to UK/EU candidates. Normally, to be eligible for a full award a student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship (with some further constraint regarding residence for education). Please indicate if you satisfy this requirement clearly in your application.

In order to be eligible, candidates will need to secure the endorsement of their proposed supervisor(s). In order to achieve this, candidates should contact the proposed supervisor(s) and have them confirm to spspgr@liverpool.ac.uk that they agree to be their project advisor before the deadline.

Deadline: The deadline for receiving applications is 31st January 2020. Please make contact with a project supervisor(s) and then apply online and mention the DTP positions in the box about possible sources of funding. All shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to visit the department, or interviewed on Skype, in order to discuss the opportunities available. We are likely to make offers soon after that.

Supporting documents: School or college transcripts/certificates; university transcripts and degree certificates; evidence of English language proficiency (EU/Overseas applicants only); 2 letters of reference (the cut-off deadline for them to be submitted is 7th February 2020); research proposal or areas. You may name more than 1 project and order your preference, if applicable. (Only the endorsement of the supervisor(s) to 1 project is required to be eligible). Please also supply your Skype contact details.

For general information please contact the School's PGR student experience team via email spspgr@liverpool.ac.uk or phone 0151 794 4043.