University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Mathematical Physics

Research in this group falls into 3 categories: Quantum disordered systems, with research topics including: quantum chaos, quantum tunnelling, short-wavelength approximations in optics, random matrix theory, Anderson localisation, multifractality, random energy landscapes. Quantum gravity, researching topics such as: spin foam models of quantum gravity, quantum gravity in 2 and 1 spacetime dimensions, non-communicative geometry, quantum black holes, modified gravity, averaging methodsin contstrained quantisation. Quantum information, encompassing the study of non-classical correlations in multipartite quantum systems, quantum cryptography, quantum computation and quantum statistics.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in mathematics (or mathematics related subject) or its equivalent. International research students need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element.

Course modules

Postgraduate students are encouraged to participate in the many School research-related activities, and attend appropriate national and international conferences. We also offer a diverse range of research seminars, which you are welcome to attend. Research students also have access to specialised mathematical training courses such as those provided by the Academy for PhD Training in Statistics (APTS) or the Mathematics Access Grid Conferencing (MAGIC) group who run courses using videoconferencing technology.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 13,470 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 3847