Applicants would usually be expected to have a first or upper-second class Honours degree (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in a mathematical subject. In some research areas a background in physics, engineering or computer science is also acceptable.
Months of entry
January, April, July, September
Course contentOpportunities for PhD research are available in a wide range of topics in Probability and Statistics. For some of the available areas of possible PhD research see the current Probability and Statistics research areas. For more details about the specific projects, please contact the relevant individual members of staff or get in touch with the Probability and Statistics Postgraduate Admissions Tutor .
Students may enter our graduate programme in Statistics by initially taking our taught M.Sc. course over 1 year. This, subject to satisfactory progress, can lead to admission to the PhD programme.
The School of Mathematics is one of the largest and most research-active in the UK. It is ranked 6th highest in the country on the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Over 95% of research in the school is 'Recognised Internationally', with over 20% in the highest 'World Leading' category.
Information for international students
Students whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 570 (paper-based) with not less than 5.0 in the TOEFL essay section of the test or 90 (ibtTOEFL).
Fees and fundingPlease see http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgadmission/funding.html
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
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