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.

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We are no longer open to applications directly to the PhD in Computational Statistics and Data Science.  We will continue to provide focused computational statistics training and PhD supervision from academic staff in the Institute for Statistical Science.   Please apply to the PhD Mathematics programme. 

Applications for 2024/25 entry will open in October 2023

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The Data Science behind COVID Modelling The Data Science behind COVID Modelling

Watch the video where Dr Daniel Lawson (Compass CDT Co-Director) talks about the Data Science behind Bristol's COVID Modelling.  

Faculty of Science excels in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Bristol’s Faculty of Science has been shown to lead the UK in the most recent national research assessment exercise, REF2021 across its five Units of Assessment (UOAs) according to the Times Higher Education analysis. Read more here


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In order to address some of the complex challenges in developing and supporting methods for the efficient production of official statistics, it is important to attract people with the unique skills, interest and experience that is provided through the rigorous study provided by doctoral research training.

Duncan Elliott, Principal Methodologist, Office for National Statistics

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