PhD in Statistics

The Statistics Section offers opportunities for PhD research in a variety of areas of statistics, as well as related topics:

  • Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
  • Statistics in Retail Financial Services
  • Time Series, Spatial Statistics and Signal Processing
  • Statistical Theory and Applied Probability
  • Astrostatistics
  • Bayesian Methods and Computation
  • Big Data and Statistical Machine Learning
  • Dynamic Networks

Visit our Statistics section research groups webpages for an overview on these areas. Please bear in mind that it is also common for both members of staff and PhD students to pursue research that does not readily fall under one of the above headings.

It is important that applicants identify the research group with which they would like to work. We strongly encourage applicants to consult the home pages of our faculty members (the highlighted surnames on the research groups pages indicate the academics who can be contacted about PhD opportunities), and email those academic staff members with whom you would like to work, to check if they are planning on taking new PhD students.

When we receive your application, and if a member of staff is available to supervise you, we will get in touch with you to arrange an interview - where practicable this will be in person, but sometimes, particularly for overseas students, we would arrange a phone or Skype interview.

For general information on Research Programmes in Mathematics, including information on how to apply, entry requirements and funding opportunities, please visit the prospective PhD student page.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Mathematics of Planet Earth

CDT MPE logoThe Statistics section works with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Mathematics of Planet Earth. Find out more.