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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.

There are also a number of optional modules available to students, such as the Academy for PhD Training in Statistics (APTS) and summer schools, as well as regular seminars and reading groups.

The CDT Director is the main point of contact for academic queries, issues, and guidance until students are assigned a Project Supervisor (normally by the end of Term 2). On successful completion of the first year, students are upgraded to the full PhD and their main focus is the PhD research.

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