Research course

Statistics (PhD)

Institution
Lancaster University · Mathematics and Statistics
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Mathematics and Statistics or in a related subject where there is substantial mathematical and statistical components.

It would also be desirable to have a Master’s Degree (MSc or MSci) in Statistics, Mathematics or Data Science or in related subjects that have substantial components in Mathematical or Statistical Theory/Methodology/Applications with experiences in scientific computing and writing.

Typically, your degree is expected to have covered the following modules:

Calculus
Analysis
Linear Algebra
Scientific computing
Probability
Statistical Inference
We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

Additional Requirements
The first step if you are interested in studying for postgraduate research in Mathematics or Statistics is to contact the relevant PhD admissions tutor.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

We welcome applications from those seeking to undertake PhD research degrees.

The PhD in Statistics is a three-year programme aimed at those who have acquired substantial statistical knowledge and experiences and who are ready to embark an independent research project.

The Statistics Group is interested in the development of novel statistical models and methods motivated by applied problems, with particular emphasis on environmental, biomedical and social sciences. Methodological strengths include stochastic modelling and inference, computationally intensive methods, time series analysis, extreme value statistics, methods for the design and analysis of clinical trials, nonparametric regression, functional data analysis and statistical learning. There is a strong emphasis on the interface between theory and application, and the group has close research links with other University departments, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and research institutes, both within the UK and overseas.

Students will work under individual supervision to contribute to research in a chosen area, while research training courses will support additional learning and personal development. Students will also have the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant on our taught programmes; a valuable source of experience and income.

We recommend that potential applicants visit our department website to read the latest information about our research interests, projects and funding opportunities.

Information for international students

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592032