PhDs in Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Natural sciences include disciplines that describe, predict, and understanding natural phenomena. These can be categorised into life sciences including ecology, anatomy, agriculture, or botany; and physical sciences including disciplines belonging to the fields of physics, earth sciences, astronomy, chemistry, and more.

Natural sciences form the basis for applied science subjects, which use the principles and theories developed by natural sciences. More specialised sub-disciplines of natural sciences include earth science, astronomy, behavioural science, anthropology, geology and others.

Mathematics studies quantity, space and spatial relations, change and structure, also forming the basis of a wide range of scientific disciplines. Its main function is to count, calculate and measure, but the diverse applications of math play a main role in statistics, game theory, cryptography, finance, economics, philosophy and many other areas of life.

Graduates of disciplines belonging to natural sciences benefit from extensive scientific knowledge, as well as skills in communication, numeracy and information technology. They will also be able to solve complex problems, while making best use of resources available. Math students make use of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and diverse mathematical concepts.

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Suggested PhD Programmes

Programmes in Functional Genomics, Machine Learning and Hypoxia PhD Programmes in Functional Genomics, Machine Learning and Hypoxia
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Not specified

Ludwig Cancer Research is an international non-profit research organisation dedicated to preventing and controlling cancer. The Ludwig Cancer Research Oxford Branch, is based within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford. The overall aim of the Oxford branch is to translate basic discoveries into the clinic for the benefit of patients, with their research helping to aid in the future diagnosis of cancer and the design of more effective, individualised treatments. Studying for a PhD (DPhil) at the Ludwig Cancer Research, Oxford Branch provides a unique opportunity to benefit from being part of a global cancer research organisation and one of the leading universities in the world.

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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology PhD Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 48 months

This PhD program refers to the research of nanomaterials and nanostructures and their applications to biology and medicine including: Cell manipulation, Neuroscience, Biosensors, Tissue Engineering, Detection/Therapy.

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Photonics PhD Photonics
  • Sep 2016
  • International £ 21,360 per year
  • 30 months

Photonics has changed the world in many extraordinary ways, from powering the internet, navigating airliners, correcting vision and protecting the environment. University of Southampton's world-leading research centre is a hive of activity with over 200 staff and students working on cutting-edge research to provide innovative solutions for real life problems in manufacturing, communication technology, defence, health care, renewable energy and the environment

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Fellowship in Structural Biology of 14-3-3 Protein Complexes Ph. D. Fellowship in Structural Biology of 14-3-3 Protein Complexes
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

The Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague is offering a PhD Fellowship in Structural Biology of 14-3-3 Protein Complexes at Tomas Obsil research group to start in October 1st 2016. Project is part of the Horizon2020 (H2020) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Targeted small-molecule Stabilization of Protein-Protein Interactions (TASPPI)”.

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Mathematics PhD Mathematics
  • Feb 2017
  • National $ 3,000 per year
  • International $ 3,000 per year
  • 48 months

With a PhD degree in Mathematics, delivered by Yasar University, the students will be well qualified for many jobs in private or public organizations (industry, financial institutions, schools, universities, administration) or they may choose to pursue a academic career.

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Programmes PhD Programmes
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Not specified

The SEPnet Universities aspire to solve some of the biggest problems in physics. These are the Grand Challenges of today.

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IMPRS for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-MIC) PhD IMPRS for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-MIC)
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 540 per year
  • 36 months

The International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular, and Molecular Microbiology in Marburg (IMPRS-Mic) in Germany offers fellowships for a three-year structured PhD program. The IMPRS-MIC is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and the Philipps-Universität Marburg. The school aims to provide excellent students with outstanding and interdisciplinary scientific training in modern microbiology.

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Finance Ph. D. Finance
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 60 months

The Department of Finance welcomes applications from excellent candidates with a background in quantitative subjects including mathematics, statistics, economics and finance. As a doctoral student in the Department of Finance, you will work closely with faculty members and are encouraged to think creatively. The Phd in Finance at Imperial College London Business School offers specialist courses to build your knowledge of theory and technical skills and equip you with the tools to carry out high quality theoretical and empirical research.

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Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics PhD Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 0
  • 48 months

The Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Biophysics, Physics at the Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University last 4 years, enough time to develop your skills and elaborate your own original scientific PhD project. We offer a wide range of research fields in which to prepare a thesis, including many branches of observational astronomy, various fields involving numerical modelling, and finally purely theoretical work.

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Programa de Doctorado en Biología Molecular y Celular Ph. D. Programa de Doctorado en Biología Molecular y Celular
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 48 months

El Programa de Doctorado “Biología Molecular y Celular” es un programa formativo que ofrece la posibilidad de formación de doctores en las áreas de conocimiento propias de la Biología Molecular y Celular y sus aplicaciones en los campos de la Biomedicina y la Biotecnología.

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Mathematics and Its Applications PhD Mathematics and Its Applications
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • International € 15,000 per year
  • 36 months

The doctoral program combines traditional mathematics and contemporary applications in matters related to modern society. It fosters critical and creative thinking, and offers doctoral candidates a unique academic experience and research opportunities in an international environment.

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