Postgrad opportunities 2022

NEW Fully-funded PhD opportunities

The MSRC has fully funded studentships in Mathematics with connections to computing and modelling. The start date is October 2022.

The projects are on “machine learning approaches to detecting software changes for bug localization” under the supervision of Zhiwei Lin, and on “Spatial statistics and hidden Markov modelling to improve the efficiency of a novel diagnostic test for cancer using single molecule imagining” under the supervision of Hannah Mitchell.

An alternative project based on graph theory, algorithmics and computational complexity may also be available. Candidates interested in this topic should contact Andrea Munaro for details.

There is a funded project on “Using data analytics to design innovative clinical trials in respiratory disease“, supervised by Adele Marshall. Another funded PhD project co-supervised by Adele Marshall is on “Establishing a climate resilient adapted national network (CRANN) of bridges” (formally located within the School of Natural and Built Environment). Please contact Prof. Marshall directly for more information.

General information

This page provides basic information on undertaking a PhD in Mathematical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast. Interested students should contact the Postgraduate Coordinator for the MSRC, Dr Ying-Fen Lin, at who will also be able to clarify the funding possibilities for the project(s) they wish to apply for.

Note that not all projects are subject to internal QUB funding.

The projects, available for a start in September/October 2022, are listed below, while e-mail addresses of staff members are available on our staff web page. Please click on the title for a detailed description of the corresponding project.

Available projects

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The list of projects above is not exhaustive. If you have a project idea of your own then you should contact a possible supervisor about its viability.

Applications (for both funding and admission) should be made online through the QUB Direct Applications Portal, after contacting the Postgraduate Coordinator Dr Ying-Fen Lin ( or the prospective supervisor of your chosen research project. Further information on Postgraduate Admissions can be found at

The deadline for applications will be 28th February 2022 at 12:00 (UTC). Interviews for the positions and funding will be held shortly afterwards.

Mathematical Sciences Research Centre