We offer the following PhD programs in the department:
- PhD in Mathematics
- PhD in Statistics
- PhD in Statistics (Integrated): a four-year PhD programme which involves successful completion of postgraduate level (MSc) courses and a dissertation during the first year before progressing onto the PhD
- PhD in Applied Social Statistics: on subjects related to statistical approaches to social sciences problems
You can find details of our research areas on our research pages, and we welcome direct contact to discuss possible projects. Lancaster is also home to the Statistics and Operational Research Centre (STOR-i) and is a participant in the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership.
Students have a formal weekly meeting with their supervisor, but we usually supplement this with more frequent, informal contact. We will cover any skills gaps through additional lecture programmes or directed reading. You will have the opportunity to attend graduate lectures on topics of current research interest. You will also be able to participate in national schemes such as APTS, MAGIC and NATCOR and take part in internal seminars for students and staff. These are an ideal opportunity to gain valuable experience of communicating ideas to an audience while also receiving feedback, which can help set future research directions.
All PhD students have a departmental laptop of their own and encourage you to attend and present work at national and international conferences. Each new PhD student is also assigned an individual peer mentor. Your mentor will be a current senior PhD student, who you can approach for guidance regarding university-related concerns that you may encounter during the first year.