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Centre for Doctoral Training

Warwick Statistics
Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)


10+ fully-funded PhD Studentships available

International Reputation

3rd in the UK for research power*
6th in the UK for research quality in Mathematical Sciences**
16th in the world for Statistics and Operational Research***

Research Culture

60+ Pioneering academics with expertise over a huge range of research areas

*According to Times Higher Education. **Research Excellence Framework 2021. ***QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Statistics & Operational Research

The Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Statistics is a thriving PhD programme with over 60 students from around the globe, providing a vibrant, diverse and stimulating community, pushing the boundaries of research.
We work closely with other CDTs, including but not limited to MathematicsLink opens in a new window, Computer ScienceLink opens in a new window and HetSysLink opens in a new window.

CDT Programme

CDT students participate in a structured programme of training in the first year. They attend a number of core modules and a variety of other training activities to help them prepare for PhD research in later years. Students also undertake research and write a first-year project, which will often forms the basis of the main PhD thesis.

Fees & Funding

For a PhD in Statistics there are several "regular" competitive sources of funding for students, many of which pay for academic fees plus a contribution to the living expenses of successful applicants. A list the main sources of funding can be found here. Please also refer to the Doctoral College websiteLink opens in a new window for further opportunities

How to Apply

A strong and diverse cohort underpins the ethos of the department. We welcome and encourage applicants from all communities and especially encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply.

Why Warwick?

The University of Warwick has one of the largest Statistics departments in the world, with a thriving PhD program and a long-established reputation for research activity of the highest quality, enhancing both the PhD-student experience and the demand for our PhD graduates.

Seminars & Workshops

There are regular seminars, reading groups and workshops to engage in throughout the year, discussing cutting edge research topics. Seminars are open to everybody, and PhD students are particularly encouraged to take part.

Open Days

Meet our students and staff, find out more about our courses, student societies and sports clubs, view our state-of-the-art campus facilities, and take the next step in your journey with us.