Research course

Statistics

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
PhDIntegrated PhDMSc by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

Degree

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent

Required documentation

Applicants should submit:
  • Transcripts/degree certificate
  • Two references
  • CV

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The School of Mathematics & Statistics combines world-leading research expertise in pure and applied mathematics and statistics in areas such as mathematical biology, fluid dynamics, geometry and topology and environmental statistics.

With a sizeable complement of academic staff and postgraduate students, the School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of the largest in the UK.

Our research interests cover several areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics. These areas are not mutually exclusive and there are considerable benefits from interactions between the different areas that enhance the research environment.

All our research areas are highly rated internationally and most members of the School have ongoing collaborations with mathematicians overseas and elsewhere in the UK. Many overseas mathematicians spend periods in Glasgow working with members of the School.

There are several series of research seminars with invited speakers from the UK and overseas. There is also a regular postgraduate seminar where our PhD students can develop their presentational skills. All this helps to generate a lively and mutually supportive research environment, which has led to the award of coveted prizes and competitive fellowships for several of our younger staff.

Research areas

The main areas of research are broadly described within the headings below:

Statistics

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Statistics
  • Statistical Methodology

Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

View a full list of our current scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months

Integrated PhD

full time
48 months

MSc by research

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months

MPhil

part time
36-48 months
full time
24-36 months

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