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MPhil/PhD in Statistics (2020 Entry)



  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MPhil/PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 3-4 years
  • Part-time: up to 7 years


Warwick invites you to join the PhD/MPhil in Statistics. Study at Warwick's Statistics Department, ranked 3rd in the UK (REF 2014), in collaboration with the Warwick Mathematics Institute. With personalised PhD training, you will conduct specialist work under supervision of a faculty member.


In collaboration with the Mathematics Institute, the Department of Statistics has created the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Mathematics and Statistics. Unlike many CDTs this is not dedicated to a single topic, but covers the range of research interests of both departments. Our vision is to create a thorough training environment in mathematical sciences, spanning theoretical, methodological, and applied areas.

The CDT environment provides common training to a cohort of PhD students across the mathematical sciences in addition to the specialized work of the PhD project under the supervision of individual faculty members. CDT students choose their supervisor and research topic during the first year of the programme.

Personalized PhD training, working with a nominated supervisor from day 1, is also available for students supported by external funds.

Further details of potential PhD projects can be found on individual staff web pages

Applicants to the CDT do not need a detailed research proposal. However, it will help to indicate your areas of interest. Applicants who require funding from one of the University's scholarship schemes must develop a research proposal in close collaboration with a potential supervisor and are strongly encouraged to contact the department well before applying.


Warwick Statistics Department is one of the largest and most energetic research environments in the UK. It boasts many internationally recognised researchers eager to engage new bright students and collaborators so that they can contribute to their programmes of investigation.

Research within the department can be conveniently divided into three areas which are somewhat distinct but present a lot of synergies:


The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Mathematics and Statistics is a four-year program that includes a taught component in the first year with modules aimed specifically at research students. These modules are assessed by coursework and oral examination. PhD students also have the option to follow modules from our Masters courses to refine their knowledge in areas appropriate to their future research plans.

All PhD students are encouraged to participate in the Academy for PhD Training in Statistics (APTS), a taught course network that offers residential intensive courses four times per year.


Entry requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Statistics, Mathematics or a science with sufficiently high mathematical content

English language requirements Band A
IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in all components)

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

The Department of Statistics also offers information on funding and scholarships.