PhD Studentship: Mathematics and Theoretical Physics


  • Qualification type: PhD
  • Subject area: Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
  • Location/Campus: College Lane Campus, Hatfield
  • Start date: 1 October 2024
  • Closing date: Preference will be given to applications received before 1 February 2024
  • Duration: Full Time -  3.5 years.

Project outline

The successful candidate(s) will join the Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (MTP) research group.

Subject areas covered by our group include scattering amplitudes in gauge theories, supergravity and generalised geometry, higher and homotopy algebras in quantum field theory, quantum groups and representation theory, classical and quantum integrable models, topological algebra, and related topics.

Supervisors:  Faculty members of the MTP research group are: Luigi Alfonsi, Leron Borsten, Severin Bunk, Catarina Carvalho, Livia Ferro, Tomasz Lukowski, Emanuel Malek, Vidas Regelskis, Yann Peresse, Charles Strickland-Constable, and Charles Young.

Entry requirements

Candidates should hold or expect to obtain a good first degree in mathematics, physics or a closely related subject. A masters' degree may be desirable. The University also expects international applicants to have an IELTS (English proficiency) score of 6.5 or above.

How to apply

To apply, a completed application form, along with copies of higher education certificates, transcripts and two letters of reference, should be emailed to Doctoral College Admissions before the closing date. You should arrange for your referees to write separately using the form provided and send their reference via email directly to the Doctoral College.

Interviews will take place in late February/early March.

For informal enquires please contact individual faculty members, or the head of group, Charles Young.

Funding information

These studentships are open to both UK and international candidates. They are normally awarded for three years and six months, and cover both the fees and an annual stipend of around £18,622 (tax-free).