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EPSRC PhD in Computational Statistics and Data Science

EPSRC PhD in Computational Statistics and Data Science

The EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics and Data Science (COMPASS) is a four-year PhD programme hosted by the Institute for Statistical Science in the School of Mathematics. A PhD studied in this Centre includes the opportunity to work with partners from across the University of Bristol in health, social sciences, science and engineering, together with a wide range of exceptional external partners from industry and government. COMPASS is based in the newly-refurbished state-of-the-art Fry building, the new home for the University's School of Mathematics.


In Year 1 of the COMPASS programme students complete taught units delivered through lectures, workshops, laboratories, and guided self-study, including peer-supported learning and group work. PhD projects and students are matched to supervisors and research proposals developed through the summer of Year 1, transitioning to full-time research in Years 2-4. PhD research topics range from statistical theory and methods to collaborations with University and external partners.


A COMPASS studentship provides four years of tuition fees at the UK/EU student rate, a tax-free stipend of £19,009 per year for living expenses and a travel allowance to support research related activities. We have 8 of these fully funded studentships available for September 2020. Applications from international students will be considered.

EPSRC PhD in Computational Statistics and Data Science


COMPASS is now recruiting for its September 2020 intake and early application is advised. Interviews with prospective candidates are held on an ongoing basis.

To find out more about research areas, entry requirements, application dates and how to apply, visit: www.bristol.ac.uk/cdt/compass/apply or register your interest by contacting the Admissions Team on [email protected]

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