Postgrad opportunities 2023

Fully-funded PhD opportunities

The MSRC has fully funded studentships in Mathematics with connections to computing and modelling. The start date is October 2023.

The projects are on “machine learning approaches to detecting software changes for bug localization” under the supervision of Zhiwei Lin, and on “Exploring the decision-making process: A robust longitudinal approach to discrete-choice modelling” under the supervision of Karen Cairns and Lisa McFetridge.

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, by email 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.

Available projects

The projects, available for a start in September/October 2023, are listed in this PDF file. The list of projects 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 ( Further information on Postgraduate Admissions can be found at

The deadline for applications will be 28th February 2023 at 12:00 (UTC). Interviews for the positions and funding will be held shortly afterwards.

Mathematical Sciences Research Centre