Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. A PhD involves demonstrating through original research or other advanced scholarship the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of an academic discipline or professional practice, the ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the general of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline. Both full-time (3 years) and part-time (6 years) study routes are available.
MPhil degree option
An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.
Considering the expertise and track record of the Department staff, the following areas have been identified as the main research strengths within the Department of Mathematics:
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Mathematics sits within the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. Brunel has three academic Colleges that are all research active. They deliver world-class teaching and conduct specialised research, offering students a wealth of opportunities.
Potential research projects
PhD/MPhil applications are invited in the following areas: