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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of statistics. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

Our core areas of research are data science, social statistics, time series and statistical learning, as well as probability and risk management in insurance and finance. We enjoy close links with other departments and offer regular seminars and other departmental activities that help to create a vibrant environment for study and research. The Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) is closely linked to the Department and we have close links with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and industrial partners.

Graduate study of statistics is often vocational, though no progress can be made without a lively intellectual interest in both the methodological principles of statistical modelling and practical applications. You will benefit from a thriving, hardworking, friendly and supportive environment in which your interests can be pursued.

Progression and assessment

Formal assessment is made towards the end of each Summer Term. This assessment is based on statements made by you and the supervisors in the progress report form. You are also required to complete a supplementary report of one to two pages (A4), providing in more detail an outline of your current research.

The review to upgrade to the PhD normally takes place within two years of full-time registration. Progress is assessed by the first and/or second supervisor in consultation with the PhD programme director and another expert in the field of the research you are undertaking. If satisfactory progress has been made, the programme director will recommend that registration be upgraded to PhD status. The Department's research committee also monitors the progress of PhD students.

Careers

Students who successfully complete the programme often embark on an academic career. Recent doctoral graduates have also gone into careers in investment banking.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,368per year

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University information

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Houghton Street, Westminster, WC2A 2AE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 72 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    167 70%

    19th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    65th

    9

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