Postgraduate research opportunities

Mathematics and Computer Science at Exeter maintains an international reputation for research and we continue to invest in top-quality academics and research students to enhance this expertise. Current postgraduate research studentship opportunities are listed on our studentships webpage.

Why study postgraduate Mathematics and Computer Science at Exeter?

  • £3 million investment in new academic and student facilities
  • Research expertise in climate modelling and statistics; control and dynamics; systems biology; astrophysical fluid flows; number theory; robotics; machine learning; and multi-objective optimisation 
  • A truly interdisciplinary approach to scientific research
  • Wide range of exciting and high-impact research projects
  • Strong links with external organisations including Motorola, Mouchel and the Met Office in Exeter, including three joint professorships researching weather and climate system modelling


Postgraduate research projects

Here are some of the main areas in which we are able to supervise research students within Exeter Climate Systems.

  • numerical methods for weather and climate modelling
  • modelling the atmospheric boundary layer
  • stochastic subgrid parametrisation in weather and climate models
  • carbon cycle
  • hydrological cycle
  • role of aerosols in the climate system
  • role of the stratosphere in the climate system
  • ensemble weather prediction
  • probabilistic forecasting of extreme weather events
  • evaluating the performance of weather and climate predictions
  • estimating insurance risk from meteorological hazards
  • space-time statistical modelling for epidemiology

Please browse our webpages for more information and to identify potential supervisors. Some specific projects that are currently available are listed below.