How to apply to PhD Computational Statistics and Data Science

Application Deadline and Entry Requirements

All applicants are considered on an equal basis in line with the University’s Equality and Diversity Policy.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, to join us.

Applications for 2023/24 Entry

Our next application deadline is Monday 12 June 2023.    

Please refer to instructions below 'How to Apply to PhD Compass' for information on how to view PhD projects offered for 2023 entry and how to indicate your preference during the application. 

Entry Requirements for PhD Computational Statistics and Data Science

Applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) or master's degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or another highly numerate subject such as economics, epidemiology or physics. We welcome applications from those with non-standard qualifications who can demonstrate knowledge, experience and skills developed in the workplace, or elsewhere, relevant to the programme of study. Please use your personal statement to provide further details.   Non-standard applications will be considered by the Admissions Tutor(s) for the programme on a case by case basis.

If have a query about the eligibility criteria please get in touch

How to Apply to PhD Computational Statistics and Data Science (Compass CDT)

We use an online application system (PG EVA) for our postgraduate programmes and we recommend you review the general guidance on completing an online application before applying to our programme - PhD Computational Statistics and Data Science.

For 2023/24 entry, applicants must review the projects on offer. The projects are listed in the research section of our website along with a pdf of the full project proposal. You can also click the academic supervisor web profiles for full details of their research and publications. Please provide a Research Statement in your application documents with a ranked list of 3 projects of interest to you: 1 being the project of highest interest. Project supervisors will be happy to provide more details. 

Applicants are also welcome to discuss their own individual ideas for a PhD project with any of the academic supervisors listed below.   Applicants can contact them by email if they wish. Contact details are listed in the supervisors web profiles.  

PhD Project Allocation Process

Application forms will be reviewed based on the 3 ranked projects specified. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Compass admissions tutors and the specific project supervisor. The interview process will include a tour round the School of Mathematics Fry Building and an opportunity to meet current students. If you are made an offer of PhD study it will be published through the PG EVA system. You will then have 2 weeks to consider the offer before deciding whether to accept or decline. 

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