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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.

All applicants to the graduate programme should have, or expect to obtain, a bachelor's degree in Mathematics or Statistics, or in a subject containing a substantial mathematical component.

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 class degree or equivalent grades from universities outside the UK. Please note that the level of competition is such that the majority of successful applicants have a first-class degree or an MSc with distinction.

Exceptions can be made in particular cases, for example for an applicant with practical experience of statistical methods through employment, but ability in mathematics is essential for technical aspects of PhD research.


If you have an additional question that is not answered above, please read our Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not answered here, please contact the Statistics Postgraduate Support Team.