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Statistical Applied Mathematics

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa)

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa) is looking for at least 10 exceptionally qualified students to start in September 2020. This will be the 7th intake to our programme and students would be fully funded for four years for UK/EU students (stipend, fees and research support budget).

SAMBa does not have funding for students outside of the UK/EU.

SAMBa has a current cohort of 85 students whose thesis topics range from problems which are industrially motivated, to more abstract problems, and which use deterministic, probabilistic, statistical and computational mathematical tools. The department of Mathematical Sciences at Bath provides an excellent research environment and the SAMBa cohort offers invaluable peer support.

The first year of SAMBa will consist of courses, projects and symposia tailored to the individual student, together with Integrative Think Tanks. ITTs are intensive, week-long events where students work in collaboration with academics and industrialists to synthesise relevant mathematical formulations for solving industrial and cross-disciplinary problems.

Each student will choose a supervisor or supervisory team and finalise a thesis proposal by the end of year 1. They will work on PhD research in years 2-4. Graduates from SAMBa will be ready to work in leading academic and industrial roles, collaborating with individuals from different backgrounds, and communicating effectively to both experts and non-experts.

Statistical Applied Mathematics

Further details about the current programme can be found here.

To find out if your application is likely to result in an interview, and to speed up the process, please send an expression of interest to the Centre Coordinator, Helena Lake, at [email protected]

Your expression of interest should include:

  • a short statement (250 words) explaining your motivation for applying to SAMBa
  • a 2-page CV which includes your academic and work experience, your nationality and country of residence (for the past three years, not including full-time education)
  • scans of your academic transcript(s)
  • information on where you heard about SAMBa

To apply formally to SAMBa, follow the process through our Doctoral College.

The formal application will be reviewed and selected candidates will be invited to an interview, after which a final admission decision is made.

All applications will be reviewed rapidly and promising applicants will be invited to an interview at Bath. Successful applicants will hold, or will be expecting, a first or high upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, or in a subject with substantial mathematical content.

More details, are available on our website.


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