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Heriot-Watt University is incredibly proud of our rich history in Mathematics research.



We have a world-class research environment, with all the facilities you need to conduct your research. 

We offer PhD opportunities in Mathematics as part of the Maxwell Institute Graduate School.

In the video below you can hear one of our previous students Arianna Bianchi talk about her research in the Department of Mathematics and how she hopes it will help people with impaired wound healing as well reducing costs for the NHS.


Take a look at our PhD project areas on the Maxwell Institute Graduate School site.

Entry requirements

Please contact the School to discuss.


Tuition fees for entry
Status* Full-time
Home / EU £4380
Overseas £15360

* If you are unsure which residency status category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

The fees shown are for one year only and may be subject to an increase each year. Our fees for September 2021 will be available shortly.

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of research scholarships.