Statistical Science


Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Statistical Science Now Available

10 April 2013

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship to conduct research in a branch of probability or statistics, commencing in September 2013. This funding is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The Department is among the three largest statistics groups in the UK with 27 academic members of staff including Professors Tom Fearn, Mark Girolami, Valerie Isham, Sofia Olhede and Patrick Wolfe. The Department’s methodological research is organised into five areas:

  • Biostatistics
  • Computational statistics
  • General theory and methodology
  • Multivariate and high dimensional data
  • Stochastic modelling and time series.

Research often cuts across these areas. Much of this work is interdisciplinary and involves collaborations within and outside UCL.

The studentship will be four years in duration and covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate plus a stipend of £15,590 per annum for eligible UK residents. EU nationals who have not been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the studentship may still qualify for a fees only award. The studentship may only be awarded to applicants liable to pay tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (i.e. it cannot be used to part-cover overseas tuition fees).

The requirement for admission to the MPhil/PhD in Statistical Science is a 1st class or high upper 2nd class Bachelor’s degree, or a Master’s degree with merit or distinction in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related quantitative discipline. Overseas qualifications of an equivalent standard are also acceptable.