The PhD program
The PhD program at the Department of Mathematical Sciences usually lasts 3 years. The typical entry level is a Master's Degree. The program consists first of all of an independent research project resulting in the end in a PhD thesis with publishable results.
It is also a part of the PhD program to follow a number of PhD courses totaling 30 ECTS, and our PhD students are expected to spend 3-6 months at a foreign research institution during the PhD program.
PhD students (except industrial PhD's) are required to teach, typically as teaching assistants. Our (advanced) courses are taught in English. Our PhD students must be able to teach in English and to follow courses taught in English.
A PhD degree in mathematics will make you qualified for a wide range of career possibilities including continuing an academic career or going into the private or the public sector.
PhD students who hold a stipend from the University of Copenhagen will receive a
salary of about 3,300 EUR/month before taxes and 2,200 EUR/month after taxes. This stipend also includes a travel allowance for participation in conferences and for research visit(s) to foreign research institutions.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers PhD degrees in pure and applied
mathematics, statistics, insurance and financial mathematics within six research groups:
- Algebra and Number Theory
- Geometric Analysis and Mathematical Physics
- Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Insurance and Economics
- Non-Commutative Geometry
- Statistics and Probability Theory
The department currently has about 45 tenured faculty, 25 postdocs, and more than 40 Ph.D. students.
Applying for a PhD
For current PhD students
See MATHnet (department intranet) for courses, economy, travel etc.
Seminars: What is...?
What is... seminars: Fridays at 15:15 in Auditorium 8. Talks are 30 minutes plus 15 minutes of questions. Speakers explain some object or theorem that they think is interesting, aiming at an audience of PhD-students and postdocs. But others are welcome to join as well. >> Read more <<