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Research Degrees and Studentships

Graduate Open Day

Thinking about graduate study in statistics?  Why not come along to the Graduate Open Day on Wednesday 31 October 2018 from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm at 24-29 St Giles’.

The afternoon will include:

2.30 – 3.00 pm –   Talk on DPhil and MSc by Research in Statistics – Professor Gesine Reinert, Director of Graduate Studies
3.15 – 3.45 pm –     Talk on MSc in Statistical Science – Dr Neil Laws, Director of Studies

The Graduate Open Day at the Mathematical Institute is held on the same afternoon.


Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Statistics

The Department of Statistics admits doctoral students each year to a programme of instruction and research leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Statistics degree. A doctorate normally requires between three and four years of full-time study.  It can be in any of the subject areas for which supervision is available.

Frequently Asked Questions on the application process.


MSc by Research in Statistics

The MSc by Research in Statistics is similar to a doctorate, but the research project is designed to take 2 to 3 years. It is not intended as a first step towards a DPhil, but rather as an alternative. There are no required lectures, classes or written examinations.

Those undertaking an MSc by Research are admitted as Probationer Research Students in the same way as those intending to do a DPhil. Thus it is therefore possible to switch between the two. The same standards are applied for admission for the two degrees.


Biomedical applications of Statistics

If you are interested in biomedical applications of statistics, the Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences CDT offers fully funded places to study in the Department.