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The Department of Statistics at Oxford is a world leader in research including computational statistics and statistical methodology, probability, bioinformatics and mathematical genetics.  In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Oxford’s Mathematical Sciences submission was ranked overall best in the UK.

This is an exciting time for the Department. We have now moved into our new home on St Giles and we are currently settling in. The new building provides improved lecture and teaching space, a variety of interaction areas, and brings together researchers in Probability and Statistics. It has created a highly visible centre for the Department in Oxford.

Since 2010, the Department has been awarded over forty research grants with a total value of £9M, not counting several very large EPSRC and MRC funded awards for Centres for doctoral training.The main sponsors are the European Commission, EPSRC, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

We offer an undergraduate degree (BA or MMath) in Mathematics and Statistics, jointly with the Mathematical Institute. At postgraduate leven there is an MSc course in Statistical Science, as well as a lively and stimulating environment for postgraduate research (DPhil or MSc by Research). Our graduates are employed in a wide range of occupational sectors throughout the world, including the university sector.

The Department co-hosts the EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Next-Generational Statistical Science- the Oxford-Warwick Statistics Programme OxWaSP and also the EPSRC CDT in Modern Statistics and Statistical Machine Learning programmen StatML with Imperial College, London.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2013, Professor John Gittins produced a history of the Department of Statistics. Oxford University Department of Statistics – A Brief History [PDF].