Statistical Science and Operational Research, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15100
    Tuition (Year)
    5500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Queen's University Belfast ,
Research projects are focused on developing statistical and operational research techniques that can contribute to real-life applications. Further to the two main streams of research application in healthcare modelling and transportation systems, projects currently extend beyond this to application fields such as resource management, gene expression modelling, student progression modelling, GIS, risk, crime and financial market abuse.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Research strengths stem from a strong background and substantial grant income in health care research, in particular, the development of the discrete conditional phase-type models to predict patient stay and costs in hospital; the work on identification of patient characteristics interacting and impacting survival through the use of Bayesian networks and models to represent the flow of traffic in road networks.

SPECIAL FEATURES

The Centre for Statistical Science and Operational Research (CenSSOR) is a vibrant research centre, whose members have nurtured a strong research environment and team spirit. Work is enriched by the many collaborators from other research groups both regional and international, across the multidisciplinary areas and with fellow Statistical Science and Operational Research specialists, who visit and conduct research with the CenSSOR team on a regular basis.

CAREER PROSPECTS

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Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, Queen's University Belfast (QUB) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

Current research interests include
  • Bayesian networks and probabilistic graphical models
  • Continuous and discrete optimisations
  • Cost modelling and effectiveness analysis
  • Decision trees, clustering, random forests and other aspects of data mining
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Non-parametric estimation
  • Simulation, real-time modelling
  • Survival analysis, Markov modelling and stochastic processes

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Academic Requirements

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

Mode of study/Duration

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).

English Language Requirements

International students (where English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component (*taken within the last 2 years) is required.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15100 International
  • GBP 5500 EU/EEA

Funding

DEL Student Support Fund
The DEL Student Support Fund is a discretionary fund which may provide financial assistance to students from Northern Ireland and Great Britain, who encounter financial difficulty whilst studying
  • All full-time and part-time (50% of equivalent full-time course) Northern Ireland and Great Britain undergraduates and postgraduate students can apply.
  • Undergraduate students must have taken out their maximum Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan entitlement.
  • All postgraduate students must demonstrate that they have organised sufficient funding for their course.
University’s Hardship Fund
Students who are not eligible for the DEL Student Support Fund will be considered for an award from the University’s Hardship Fund. There is a smaller amount of money available within the Hardship Fund, so circumstances must be exceptional for an award to be made.

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