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Statistics MPhil, PhD

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Full time | Newcastle University | 36 months | 08-JAN-24

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PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

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Course Summary

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.


Join us for your MPhil or PhD in Statistics. You'll be supported by experts in your field, who'll act as your supervision team. Research training and development is also available to our postgraduates in this field.

To help you identify a topic and potential supervisor, take a look at our staff specialisms. You can also read about the PhD projects our postgraduate students have worked on. And a list of suggested statistical projects for postgraduate researchers is also available.

Our work can be broken down into the following research themes:

  • Bayesian methodology for complex models
  • Big data scalability and computation
  • Biostatistics and stochastic systems biology
  • Spatial and environmental statistics

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Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: computing science; mathematics; physics; statistics; another strongly quantitative discipline.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university renowned for the quality of its teaching and research. The university is recognised internationally for its contributions to global problem solving in innovative and creative ways. Newcastle University is a prestigious founding member of the Russell Group association of research-intensive universities in the UK. The university enjoys an outstanding reputation as an institution at which...more

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