Research course

Statistics

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • computing science
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • statistics
  • another strongly quantitative discipline

We also accept MMaths and MPhys degrees.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

We have a strong international reputation for making original contributions to Bayesian methodology, bioinformatics and biostatistics. We invite postgraduate research proposals in any of these three areas.

As a research postgraduate in the School of Mathematics and Statistics you will be supported by a team of experts in your chosen field. You will also have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skill set through appropriate research training.

To help you identify a topic and potential supervisor, we encourage you to find out more about our staff specialisms and read about the PhD projects undertaken by some of our recent postgraduate students. A list of example statistical projects currently offered is also available.

As a PhD student you will be supported by team supervision. You will also go through a research training analysis to identify any skills that you need to develop.

Attendance is flexible and agreed between you and your supervisors depending on the requirements of your research project. You are expected to undertake 40 hours of work per week, with an annual holiday entitlement of 35 days (including statutory and bank holidays).

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Email
mathsandstats@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6960