[UK] PhD Studentships in Statistics - University of Bristol

Applications are invited for a number of PhD studentships in the Statistics Group, Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol, UK. The Statistics Group has an international reputation for excellence in research and in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise it was awarded ratings of 5*A.

The studentships will be restricted to students of a high quality - the normal entry requirement is the equivalent of a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours at undergraduate level. Worldwide qualified students are encouraged to apply.

The Statistics Group offers a number of studentships up to a maximum of 3.5 year studentships for UK and EU PhD students who have been residents in the UK for 3 years prior to application, and fees-only funding for other EU students. The studentships include a tax-free stipend of £12,600 per year.

For overseas students, the university has several sources of funding available including the Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) and Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award (DHPA). The scholarships cover the overseas tuition fee plus a maintenance stipend. The funding application for the academic year 2008 is closed, but it will be open soon for the academic year 2009.

Postgraduate study is based around research themes in Applied Probability, Bayesian Modelling and Analysis, Behavioural Biology, Graphical Modelling, Monte Carlo, Multiscale Methods, Nonparametric Regression, Optimisation Under Uncertainty, Statistical Bioinformatics, Statistical Signal Processing, Time Series and Spatial Analysis. Details of some possible PhD projects are available at the website along with more information concerning group, including funding schemes.

Please contact the Postgraduate Coordinator, Ms Lucy Innes (lucy.innes[a-t] ) with any further questions, that are not answered by the booklets available on the website, including qualifications and eligibility for funding.

Applications should be made on the official form, available from Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

The closing date for applications is 1st August 2008.

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