Research degrees and Studentships

Research students

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.

DPhil studentship in Genetic network analysis of nitrogen fixation in legume-Rhizobium symbioses now available.

Statistical Science (EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training)

The Statistical Science (EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training is a four-year DPhil research programme in the theory, methods and applications of next-generation statistical science for 21st century data-intensive environments and large-scale models. 

The programme provides structured training and research experience in the first year, followed by a three-year research project leading to a DPhil. It is the Oxford component of OxWaSP - the Oxford Warwick Statistics Programme.  

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.

It can be in any of the subject areas for which supervision is available. 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 or the Systems Biology CDT offer fully funded places to study in the Department.