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Ph.D. On Campus

Statistics

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
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21150 GBP/year
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About

The Statistics research group form The University of Edinburgh explores a wide range of statistical theory and practice, often applying its findings in collaboration with researchers in related fields, such as informatics, geosciences, medicine and biomathematics. 

Overview

Our society revolves around variation, uncertainty and risk. By gaining a greater understanding of these variables through the study of statistics, we’re able to create systems and techniques that benefit areas as diverse as science, law and finance.

The group leads the interdisciplinary Centre for Statistics that spans across the whole breadth of the university, providing opportunities for collaborations with researchers in many different applied fields.

The School of Mathematics is a vibrant community with researchers in many different, but related, fields - including Data Science.

Our Statistics research group form The University of Edinburgh is balanced between classical and Bayesian statistics. Particular areas of interest include, but not limited to, high-dimensional data, computationally intensive techniques, wavelets, nonparametric regression, extreme value theory, sampling and hidden process models.

While the group has a strong theoretical base, a key component in the research relates to the interdisciplinary aspects of statistics with specific application areas including for example, ecology, geosciences, medicine, forensic science, law, and functional genomics data, such as gene expression microarrays.

Career opportunities

You will gain a qualification that is highly regarded in both academia and industry. Future career options are diverse, with past students finding positions in academic institutions, forensics, finance, law and biological and agricultural organisations.

Programme Structure

  • As a research student, you’ll find a wealth of expertise available to you via our links with theorists and practitioners in related fields.
  • The School interacts with numerous other groups across the university, including for example, Informatics, Geosciences, Business, Clinical Trials Unit. The interdisciplinary Centre for Statistics connects individuals across the breadth of the university interested in cross-fertilisation and collaborative research. The recently opened Bayes Centre, which also hosts the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences is the College of Science and Engineering Data Science initiative providing an exciting interdisciplinary environment for interacting within and across Schools.
  • In addition, the Scottish Government-backed research provider Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland is an associated research institute of the University. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent, in an appropriate subject; or a UK 2:1 honours degree plus a UK masters degree, or their international equivalents; or relevant qualifications and experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £10,575
  • Home: £2,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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