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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Statistics

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This PhD Statics programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of statistics. Our core areas of research are social statistics, time series and statistical learning, as well as probability and risk management in insurance and finance. We enjoy close links with other departments and offer regular seminars and other departmental activities that help to create a vibrant environment for study and research. The Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) is closely linked to the Department and we have close links with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and industrial partners.

Graduate study of statistics is often vocational, though no progress can be made without a lively intellectual interest in both the methodological principles of statistical modelling and practical applications. You will benefit from a thriving, hardworking, friendly and supportive environment in which your interests can be pursued. You will be supported by reserved computing resources (including networked departmental workstations exclusively for the use of research students) and an extensive collection of software – both commercial packages and in-house products. Additionally you will have access to a good collection of research monographs and journals and you may access databases of research information. There is a comprehensive assembly of worldwide official statistics. Our research students are also encouraged to undertake some teaching from year two onwards. The Department provides funding to facilitate student attendance at appropriate academic conferences wherever possible.

Different course options

Full time | London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London | 4 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP

Modules

Annual Research Presentation Event - Core
Annual Research Presentation Event
Annual Research Presentation Event - Core
Annual Research Presentation Event - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

PhD (Years 1 - 3); PhD (exceptional registration beyond the fourth year): £4,366.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

PhD (Years 1 - 3); PhD (exceptional registration beyond the fourth year): £18,624.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have taught master’s with a substantial statistical element, usually with a distinction, or equivalent experience.