The PhD programme in the Department of Mathematical Sciences is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, and is based at XJTLU.
The PhD programme in the Department of Mathematical Sciences is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, and is based at XJTLU. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK’s Department of Education as well as China’s Ministry of Education.
Students on this programme are formally registered with the University of Liverpool as off-site postgraduate research students. You will carry out research on XJTLU premises under the supervision of the supervisory team.
As a PhD student you will be appointed a designated primary (local) supervisor at XJTLU, who is a full-time member of academic staff. In addition, you will also have a designated secondary supervisor based at the University of Liverpool.
The normal length of full-time PhD programme is three years. At the end of three years’ full-time study, you can apply for an extension of one year to complete the writing of your dissertation. Part-time PhD degrees usually take four to seven years.
As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Full-time PhD students are funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.
Please check the FAQ for further information about studying for a PhD at XJTLU.
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You can apply for an existing PhD project which has received funds from the university or external funding bodies. These projects have an established research topic and a formed supervisory team.
There is no specific application deadline to each project, which will be open until the position is filled. The start date of a PhD programme is normally the first day of March, June, September, or December. The Department has the following funded PhD projects available (this list is regularly updated):
|Title of PhD project||Reference number||Status||Supervisor|
|Research on China's Credit Corporate Bonds and Applications for Asset-Liability Management (ALM)||PGRS1912030||Open||Dr. Yi Hong
|Calibration of option pricing models with fractional Brownian motion and jumps||PGRS1912026||Open||Dr. Hasanjan Sayit
|Machine learning for target recognition||FOS2007JP04||Open||Dr. Fei Ma
|Near-field interaction of electromagnetic field and heterogeneous structures and its application in tunable radar antennas||FOS2007JP06||Open||Dr. Hui Zhang
|Systemic Risk under Extreme Losses||FOSA200701||Open||Dr. Jiajun Liu
|Measuring Tail contagion risk: An Asymptotic Approach||FOSA200702||Open||Dr. Jiajun Liu
|Extreme Cluster Analysis with Applications in Climate Changes and Risk Management||PGRS2006027||Open||Associate Prof. Chengxiu Ling
|Mathematical theory and design of photothermally driven soft robots||PGRS2006029||Open||Dr. Chen Xuan
|Robotic Manipulation of Cells and Intracellular Structures||FOS2011JA01||Open||Dr. Yina Liu
|Measuring Tail Operational Risk under Extreme Value Theory 极值理论下操作风险尾风险的度量||PGRS2012012||Open||Dr. Jiajun Liu
|Financial crisis early warning systems with market interdependence: A data-driven approach 具有市场依赖性的金融危机预警系统：一种数据驱动的方法||PGRS2012016||Open||Dr. Conghua Wen
|Geometry of A-motives||PGRS2012044||Open||Dr. Luca Demangos
There will be two application rounds for each academic year:
Go to Scholarship page and find more information about how to apply for the scholarships.