An EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Geometry and Number Theory

LSGNT

London School of Geometry & Number Theory

Applications

News We are delighted to announce the renewal of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geometry and Number Theory (London School of Geometry and Number Theory) through an EPSRC award of approximately £5.6M. This will bring an additional 75 students in geometry and number theory to UCL, King’s and Imperial College, of which 40 will be funded by EPSRC.

Since we admitted our first cohort of students in 2014, the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geometry and Number Theory has been a spectacular success, attracting students from all over the world, and producing world-leading research. The renewal of the programme cements the UCL mathematics department’s leading role in the UK, and is a ringing endorsement of the collaboration between the departments and our novel approach to doctoral training in pure mathematics.

For more information on the CDTs funded by the UKRI, please visit the EPSRC website.

Admissions Update: Admissions for our September 2019 have now been completed and all candidates have been notified of the outcome of their application. Our next admissions for our September 2020 intake will open at the beginning of November 2019, so please check this page for further updates nearer to this date.

Application Guidelines

Please note the following before you start your application:

To apply you must do the following:

  1. Fill out the online application form through the LSGNT application portal that is listed at the bottom of this page whenever the applications portal is open. Please fill in the application form fully.
  2. Upload your official transcripts to date.
  3. Upload one PDF LSGNT Applicant Profile document containing information as outlined on the application form.

LSGNT Applicant Profile

This profile document should be supplied in PDF format only and should contain the following:

  1. Your name listed at the top of your document
  2. Next, the names of the two referees who will provide a reference for you. (You will also provide this information in the references section of your application form)
  3. Your CV
  4. A list of topics you have studied in the last two years
  5. A brief description of any project work undertaken
  6. A personal statement of no more than two sides of A4, providing information about your mathematical development and interests. E.g. outline what you like about a particular topic or theorem and why it has caught your imagination

Official Transcripts

Please upload transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We do not necessarily expect you to have completed your master's degree or 4 year degree equivalent before you apply for this course, however we will require you to upload the grades you've acquired on your course so far for your master's degree or equivalent degree.

References

As part of the application form you will be asked to submit two academic references to support your application. Your referees will be sent an automatic email request for a reference as soon as you submit your application, so please check carefully the email address you are supplying for your referees. We advise that you also contact your referees before you apply to ensure they are available to supply a reference for you. The deadline for letters of reference is 24 February 2019. Due to the volume of applications we will not be able to confirm individually that references have been received. If you are in any doubt, please check with your referees.

Please do not upload any additional documents outside of those listed above or directly requested by the LSGNT Centre Manager. They will not be considered with your application.

Women in Geometry and Number Theory

One of the LSGNT's particular aims is to recruit a critical mass of women students and to help counteract the under-representation of women in UK mathematics. We therefore strongly encourage interested undergraduate women mathematicians to apply to the LSGNT and hope to receive a great number of applications from women.

The LSGNT is pleased to note opportunities provided by the collaboration of Newnham College Cambridge and the Masters in Advanced Study Course (Part III) in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Statistics (DPMMS) at the University of Cambridge. This has, in the past, included the possibility of a deferred LSGNT studentship for one or two women undergraduates considering applying to Newnham College and Cambridge University for the one year Masters in Mathematics (Part III) course, and a PhD in Geometry and Number Theory. We plan to continue this scheme; however, this year all decisions regarding deferred studentships will be conditional on the CDT’s renewal of funding.

For more information on this deferred studentship, please take a look at the details outlined on our Women in Geometry and Number Theory page.

Qualifications and Eligibility

Applicants will normally have a very good four-year degree or an undergraduate and a master's degree in mathematics or in a related discipline.

Applications from individuals with non-standard backgrounds (e.g. a period away from academia) are welcomed, but you will have to demonstrate your enthusiasm and potential aptitude for the training we offer.

To be admitted to the LSGNT, you must:

Funding

Approximately 13 Fully Funded Studentships (UK, EU and Overseas) on offer for September 2019 intake.

This funding includes for the 4 years of the PhD Research Degree:

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Applications are now closed.
Please check back at a later date.