# PhD in Mathematics

The prospective student must first discuss with proposed supervisor(s). The PhD is by thesis only. Applicants should normally have a rich Master's degree in mathematics from a recognised university. A research concept (synopsis) of 3-5pages should accompany the application. The synopsis will be the basis for provisional admission (one year) during which time the candidate will develop a comprehensive Ph.D proposal. The graduation load is 66CUs. Each student will have a Doctoral Committee to guide the student throughout the programme. The Doctoral Committee is additionally to the supervisors.

PhD studies are in the following areas (and related areas):

Biomathematics/Mathematical Epidemiology

Ecological Modelling

Insurance Mathematics

Financial Mathematics

Dynamical Systems

Numerical Analysis

Topology

**Ph.D Codes, Course name and CUs**

**Semester I**

ART9105 Scholarly writing and communication skills (3)

PMTH9101 Proposal writing (5)

PMTH9102 Seminar I (Literature Review) (4)

**Semester II**

PMTH9201 Progressive Report I (4)

PMTH9202 Seminar II (Method development) (4)

PMTH9203 Progressive Report II (4)

**Semester III**

PMTH9301 Seminar III (4)

PMTH9302 Seminar IV (4)

PMTH9303 Progressive Report III (4)

**Semester IV**

PMTH9401 Seminar V (4)

PMTH9402 Seminar VI (4)

PMTH9403 Progressive Report IV (4)

**Semester V**

PMTH9501 Seminar VII (4)

PCNS9502 Draft thesis write-up (5)

**Semester VI**

PMTH9601 Seminar VIII (4)

PCNS9602 Final Thesis write-up (5)