This section of the website is aimed at current postgraduate students.
As a postgraduate student, you are an integral part of the Department's research endeavours. Your participation is not only encouraged but also expected in the various scientific events taking place throughout the year. Seminars, group meetings, giving tutorials to undergraduates – all of these contribute to your education and skills development.
New MSc programme
The School of Mathematics introduced a new MSc programme in 2011-12. During this 1-year course students will focus on an area at the forefront of research in Mathematics where they will be able to attend specialised lectures and perform their own research under the supervision of a member of staff. More information on this course can be found here.
PhD students are required to have 100 hours of assessed courses over the course of their degree, with at least 60 hours in their first year.
A full list of the taught units currently available to postgraduate students. Course choice forms are available here.
Research Skills training: The following series of lectures on basic research skills in mathematics will be given by members of academic staff in the School of Mathematics. First and second-year PhD students, and MSc Mathematical Sciences and MRes Statistics students, should definitely attend. All postgraduate students are very welcome. Lectures are at 2pm in SM3 unless otherwise stated.
Reading and citation searching
Giving a talk
Technical writing - reports, papers and theses
Please note that this session will be held at 4-5pm, not 2-3pm
The computing you need
Where to look for more information
You can find more information about progress reviews, regulations for postgraduate students, plus forms and handbooks, in the Blackboard online learning environment.
All staff and students are automatically entered to the Blackboard system. There is a "course" there called Math_Admin — this is a repository of documents of use to all staff and postgraduate students. In this site, there is a content area called "Postgraduate information", which contains:
- Progress forms and procedures
- Information for submission and examination
- Useful links in the University
- Useful links outside of the University
If you cannot see the Math_Admin site under "My courses" in your Blackboard welcome page (after log in), then please contact the Postgraduate and Research Coordinator (see sidebar), who can enroll you and then add you to the postgraduate students group.
For other information, look in the university information for current postgraduates web page or try Bristol University Google search. Some university pages with important information for postgraduates are:
Math info email address
If you have a question about the School of Mathematics then you can email math info and your query will be forwarded to the correct person to deal with.
Register to your Research Theme
To appear listed as a postgraduate student in a given Research Theme on the School website, you need to register to the theme by simply clicking on your choices in the online registration form. Once you have registered, your name will be dynamically displayed in the People link of each theme.
Explore the research themes of the three groups: