UCL Department / Division
Duration of Studentship
£16,553 per annum plus UK/EU fees
Applications are invited for a PhD Industrial CASE studentship jointly funded by the EPSRC and
Elsevier . The studentship will commence on 25 September 2017 and is based at the UCL
Department of Statistical Science.
The studentship is 4 years in duration, with the student spending 3 months on placement at
The award covers tuition fees plus a tax-free maintenance stipend, which is currently a
minimum of £16,553 per annum.
This project aims to develop innovative computation methods to assess hierarchical structure in
networks and the statistical features that make up components at various levels in the
hierarchy. Students with interests in statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related
quantitative discipline are strongly encouraged to apply.
Informal enquiries to Professor Sofia Olhede or Professor Patrick Wolfe are welcome.
The requirement for admission to the MPhil/PhD in Statistical Science is a 1st class or high
upper 2nd class Bachelor’s degree, or a Master’s degree with merit or distinction in
Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related quantitative discipline. Overseas
qualifications of an equivalent standard are also acceptable. Further details can be found on the
Departmental website .
To be eligible for the full award, applicants must normally be UK/EU nationals and have been
ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the studentship. Further details
concerning the regulations on student eligibility are available on the EPSRC website .
Candidates should apply for the Research Degree: Statistical Science (RRDSTASING01) in the
usual way by completing the online form and, in addition (and very importantly), send a
separate covering letter directly to the Department making their case for the funding. The
covering letter should be sent to Dr Russell Evans at the email address below.
Dr Russell Evans
UCL Taking Action for Equality
23 Aug 2017
Studentship Start Date
25 Sep 2017
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