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We welcome applications from students wishing to undertake Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies. Our postgraduate courses comprise the taught MSc in Statistical Science, MSc in Mathematical Sciences (joint with the Mathematical Institute), the MSc by Research in Statistics, and the DPhil in Statistics.

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About Us

The Department of Statistics at Oxford is a world leader in research including computational statistics and statistical methodology, probability, bioinformatics and mathematical genetics.

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The Oxford University Statistical Consultancy Unit  provides comprehensive statistical consultancy services to both internal departments and external businesses. Operating across a wide range of sectors, it can offer experience in all aspects of data-based research, allowing businesses and academics to access our world leading statistical research.

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Corcoran Memorial Lecture

The Corcoran Memorial Lecture and Memorial Prize is a biennial event.  The prize is awarded to students of the Department of Statistics for outstanding graduate work.

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Corcoran Memorial Prize is Dr Sarah Penington. The prize will be awarded at the Corcoran Memorial Prize Award and Lecture on Friday 31st January 2020.

Speaker: Professor Frank den Hollander, Leiden University
Venue:    Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics
Title:       Synchronisation with noise

3.00 pm: Welcome and Introduction
3.10 pm: Corcoran Memorial Lecture given by Professor Frank den hollander
4.10 pm: Award of Corcoran Memorial Prize 2018
4.20 pm: Short talk by 2018 prize winner, Dr Sarah Penington
4.45 pm: Drinks Reception

Real-time Analysis to Understand the Novel Coronavirus

Date:            Friday 31st January 2020, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Venue:        Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics

Speakers:  Professor Christl Donnelly and Dr Robin Thompson

Title:            Maths and Stats in Action – Real-time Analysis to Understand the Novel Coronavirus

Abstract:    We will provide a whirlwind tour of the quantitative analyses currently underway to understand the transmission and control of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV).

News & Events

Florence Nightingale Lecture 2020

The Florence Nightingale Lecture 2020 will be given by Professor Deborah Ashby, President of the Royal Statistical Society on Wednesday 18th March.   This event will be held at the Mathematical Institute to allow for a wider audience as 2020 marks the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.  The Lecture is part of a wide range of special events taking place throughout the year to celebrate the bicentenary.

Coffee and cakes will be served afterwards at the Department of Statistics followed by a special Panel Discussion about the role of statistics in society with Professor Deborah Ashby, Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter and Sir David Cox.

Further details will follow shortly.

This event is kindly being sponsored by XTX Markets Ltd.


The Department of Statistics is one of the world’s leading centres for research in Statistical Science.  Research activity spans a wide range of modern and exciting developments in the subject.

Computational Statistics & Machine Learning

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Statistical Genetics

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Oxford Protein Informatics Group

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