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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, APR, OCT

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The MRC Biostatistics Unit is an internationally recognised research department of the University of Cambridge specialising in statistical modelling with application to medical, biological or public health sciences.

Our PhD students are registered with the University of Cambridge. Students belong to one of the University's Colleges and are trained at our Unit at the University Forvie Site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

We maintain strong links with the University of Cambridge Statistical Laboratory, Alan Turing Institute and other mathematical departments (who are based in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences on the West Cambridge site).

Assessment

Thesis

For the PhD degree, the thesis should not exceed 60,000 words (or 80,000 by special permission of the Degree Committee). This limit excludes figures, photographs, tables, appendices and bibliography. Formatting should be one-and-a-half spaced and pages should be double-sided.

Submission of the final thesis will be followed by an oral examination.

Other

All PhD students are required to undergo formal assessment (by written report and viva) in the final quarter of their first year. If successful, the student moves from being "probationary" to being registered for the PhD and can proceed with their project.

Further informal assessment via presentation takes place in the first term of Year 3.

Application deadline

04 October 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 30,813per year

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University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

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    1st out of 103

    2nd out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    228 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    7th

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    238 100%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
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