How to apply to PhD Computational Statistics and Data Science

Application Deadline and Entry Requirements

All applicants are considered on an equal basis in line with the University’s Equality and Diversity Policy.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

Application Deadline

Applications for September 2022 - NOW OPEN 

The first deadline to be considered for a fully funded CDT place is 12 Noon on 29 November 2021

Entry Requirements for PhD Computational Statistics and Data Science

Applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) or master's degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or another highly numerate subject such as economics, epidemiology or physics. We welcome applications from those with non-standard qualifications who can demonstrate knowledge, experience and skills developed in the workplace, or elsewhere, relevant to the programme of study. Please use your personal statement to provide further details.   Non-standard applications will be considered by the Admissions Tutor(s) for the programme on a case by case basis.

If have a query about the eligibility criteria please get in touch

How to Apply to PhD Computational Statistics and Data Science (Compass CDT)

We use an online application system (Apply Yourself) for our postgraduate programmes and we recommend you review the general guidance on completing an online application before applying to our programme - PhD Computational Statistics and Data Science.

You are strongly advised to submit as much information as possible with your application, including how your research interests map onto those covered by our Compass supervisors. Please check the research pages of this website for a list of superivors and their research interests. This will ensure that our Admissions Tutors have a complete profile when reviewing your application. Below are some hints and tips on submitting your application to our programmes. 

Once submitted, your application is reviewed by the Admissions Tutors for suitability to the programme and document checking. If you are successful at this first stage you will be invited for interview, along with a tour round the School of Mathematics, before a final decision is made on your application. If you are made an offer it will be published through your Apply Yourself system. You will then have 2 weeks to consider the offer before deciding whether to accept or decline. 

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