PhD in Mathematical Finance

London Graduate School

Find out about the London Graduate School, which offers PhD students lecture courses and seminars in Mathematical Finance

The Mathematical Finance Section is the largest research group in this field in the UK and it is recognised as one of the leading research groups worldwide. The Section offers opportunities for PhD research on a wide range of research topics in mathematical finance and related areas of mathematics such as probability theory and stochastic analysis.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the academic staff personal homepages to identify whose research areas align with your interest and indicate your proposed supervisor on the online application form. Please note! Although there are several profiles on the staff page, only the following academics might take new PhD students: Prof Brigo; Dr Cass; Prof Cont; Dr Jacquier; Dr Pakkanen; Dr Pistorius; Dr Zheng; Dr Siorpaes.

The Mathematical Finance group is also part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral training (CDT) in Financial Computing and Analytics which offers 4-year fellowships for students undertaking a MRes followed by a PhD. 

Alternatively, applicants interested in undertaking PhD research in the Mathematical Finance Group may apply to the taught course MRes in Stochastic Analysis and Mathematical Finance, which on successful completion will automatically secure your progress onto to our PhD programme. The length of the programme will consist of 1 year of MRes + 3 years of PhD.

For general information on Research Programmes in Mathematics, including information on how to apply, entry requirements and funding opportunities, please visit the prospective PhD student page.