A 4-year PhD training programme in the statistical and computational techniques of data science, with partners from across the University of Bristol, industry and government agencies.
Applications for 2023/24 Entry
The next applications deadline is 16 March 2023, 23:59 (London UK time zone) for the final few fully funded places to start September 2023. For international applications there are limited scholarship funded places available for this final recruitment round. Early applications advised.
Please refer to instructions in section 'How to Apply to PhD Compass' on our Apply page for information on how to view PhD projects offered for 2023 entry and how to indicate your preference during the application.
Why choose Compass?
Compass CDT offers the opportunity to join a vibrant student community, while undertaking interdisciplinary research and developing the skills and experience to further a career in data science. Find out more about what it means to be a part of the Compass programme from our students and the opportunities the programme offers here.
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A bespoke 4-year training course which enables students to develop knowledge and capability to pursue cross-disciplinary PhD research.
Areas of research within Compass
Ways to fund your PhD
The cross-disciplinary programme allows collaboration with internal and external partners.
Students will be co-located with the Institute for Statistical Science in the School of Mathematics, based in the historic Fry Building.
Compass CDT Programme
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Faculty of Science excels in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
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