The School of Environmental and Life Sciences has over 60 academic staff. The biology, biotechnology and chemistry research programs have access to a vast arra

PhD and Research Masters

Find the right research degree

The following research degrees are offered by the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and
Master of Philosophy degrees
  • PhD and Master of Philosophy (Mathematics)
  • PhD and Master of Philosophy (Physics)
  • PhD and Master of Philosophy (Statistics)
  • Master of Philosophy (Medical Physics)


Our research strengths

Research capabilities within the School:

  • Applied mathematics, including operations research
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Categorical data analysis
  • Computer assisted research mathematics and its applications
  • Global climate change statistical methodologies
  • Medical physics
  • Number theory
  • Photonics
  • Space physics
  • Surface and nanoscience

Current Supervision Opportunities

PhD Scholarship - Optimization/Functional Analysis/Operator Theory/Harmonic Analysis

PhD Scholarship - Optimization/Functional Analysis/Operator Theory/Harmonic Analysis

Closing date: Applications open until suitable candidate is found

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to work on the ARC 2016 Discovery Project Relaxed Reflection Methods for feasibility and matrix completion problems under the supervision of Dr Jeff Hogan.



Find a supervisor

All research degree candidates require a supervisor. It is recommended you start actively searching for potential supervisors in your chosen field before you submit your application.

You can search for a supervisor by researcher name, area of expertise or by research centre name.

Further information 

To find out more about research degree opportunities available in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences please contact:

E: Vicki.Gumbleton@newcastle.edu.au
T: +61 2 4921 5539