The University of Manchester
Key Course Facts
The Department of Mathematics has an outstanding research reputation. The research facilities include one of the finest libraries in the country, the John Rylands University Library. This library has recently made a very large commitment of resources to providing comprehensive online facilities for the free use of the University's research community. Postgraduate students in the Department benefit from direct access to all the Library electronic resources from their offices.
Many research seminars are held in the Department on a weekly basis and allow staff and research students to stay in touch with the latest developments in their fields. The Department is one of the lead partners in the MAGIC project and research students can attend any of the postgraduate courses offered by the MAGIC consortium.
Opportunities for PhD research are available in a wide range of topics in Pure Mathematics. For some of the available areas of possible PhD research see the current Pure Mathematics research areas . For more details about the specific projects, please contact the relevant individual members of staff or get in touch with the Pure Mathematics Postgraduate Admissions Tutor .
Students may enter our graduate programme in Pure Mathematics by initially taking our taught M.Sc. course over 1 year. This, subject to satisfactory progress, can lead to admission to the PhD programme.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All other courses
- Manchester Business School East - Undergraduate Degrees
- Manchester Business School - Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Pure Mathematics, PhD, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Applicants would usually be expected to have a 1st or upper 2nd class Honours Bachelor degree and an MSc with Merit or Distinction (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in a mathematical subject. In some research areas a background in physics, engineering or computer science is also acceptable.
Tuition Fees Pure Mathematics PhD
|England UK||£4500||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4500||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£4500||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of The University of Manchester in top UK and global rankings.
About The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is a publicly funded research university with a mission to advance education, knowledge and wisdom for the good of society. University of Manchester’s main site is home to the majority of its faculties and is referred to by its students as ‘the campus’, although in reality Manchester does not have a campus but is instead interspersed throughout the city of Manchester.
Student composition of The University of Manchester
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Pure Mathematics PhD||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£2250||£12250||-||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Pure Mathematics PhD||University of Birmingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Birmingham||On campus Part-time|