Current Programme Structure

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics and Data Science (COMPASS) is a four-year PhD training programme that addresses the pressing need, in the UK and internationally, for doctoral graduates who are able to combine fluency in both statistical and computational methods.

COMPASS involves a specially designed taught first year that is delivered through lectures, workshops, laboratories and guided self-study, and includes peer-supported learning and group work.   In year one, you are required to complete six mandatory taught Level M units. 

PhD Research Project

PhD projects and supervisors are matched to students during the first year and proposals are developed through the summer of the first year.  Full-time research project work starts in October of your second year.

Teaching Team

The Compass teaching team has been chosen to provide training in novel statistical theory and methodology and a strong link between theoretical advances and application areas. 

Research Supervisors

Our team of PhD supervisors incorporates world-leading statisticians and data scientists, and experts from the Faculties of Health Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences and Law and Life Sciences. 

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