The Department of Mathematics at the UAB has a long tradition in training researchers in different areas of mathematics and has recently received the Pathway to Excellence award for its PhD programmes. It enjoys recognised national and international prestige, both for the quality of its teaching staff and the professional careers of its PhD holders.
As a department of the UAB it belongs to one of the Spanish universities that receives most foreign students.

In recent years the PhD programme in Mathematics at the UAB has seen a large increase in the numbers of students from other countries, such as China, Turkey, Pakistan, Italy, Brazil, Russia, etc. Within the national scene there have also been a significant number of PhD students from other regions such as Andalusia, Cantabria, the Basque Country, etc.
On the other hand, three academic years ago the department began offering a double degree in Physics and Mathematics, which has enabled excellent students to take both subjects. The department wants to attract the attention of these graduates to write a thesis on the PhD programme.

The PhD theses defended on this programme make relevant scientific contributions, most of which are published in journals with proven indices of impact. This speaks for the quality of the researchers that make up the different research groups in the departments involved in the supervision of the theses.
It should also be pointed out that the employment success of the PhDs from this programme is very high with many currently working in universities at home and abroad. The PhD programme, during this new period, aims to train PhDs to be able to work in industrial settings.

Candidate profile

The student profile for this PhD programme in Mathematics is that of a graduate in Mathematics or a related subject area who has taken at least 60 credits of a master's degree related to mathematics or its applications. Advanced knowledge of at least one area of mathematics is required, along with a mastery of English. Alternative entry qualifications: graduates in a science (especially physics) bioscience, engineering or economics.

Professional opportunities

This PhD programme provides career options mainly in basic or applied research. Another option is teaching. Therefore, it leads on to an academic career in universities at home or abroad. PhD graduates can also work in companies with interdisciplinary research and development (R&D) teams. PhD graduates whose thesis was of an applied nature can work in scientific and technical offices, statistics or finance.

Objectives and justification

The PhD Programme in Mathematics aims for prepare PhDs to acquire the skills necessary for carrying out research in the different branches of mathematics. Emphasis is therefore on the incorporation of new trainee researchers in some of the existing research groups. There is a special interest in the methods and techniques necessary for research and writing a doctoral thesis. 


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Mathematics Department
(C1/228 i C1/230)
Phones. 93 581 3275 / 93 581 13 04

Contact: Francisco Carreño Mondéjar


Number of places available: 15
Fees: aprox. €540 per year View detail of the PhD's fees

Languages in which the thesis may be written:
Catalan, Spanish, English
Organising universities and institutions:
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Associated departments or institutes:
Department of Mathematics

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