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Graduate Admissions

I applied to the BSU because of the mix of applied and methodological research. There is an excellent balance of leading contributions to medical science on many of the important questions of the day, alongside an attitude of commitment to statistical rigour. My PhD bought me into contact with both of these worlds, and I've continued this contact into postdoctoral research.

Anon (September 2015)

I chose to do my PhD at the BSU because of its exciting research programmes, as well as its excellent reputation. The BSU is a friendly, supportive community in which you not only become an expert in your field, but learn a lot more along the way from other members. As well as a great place to do research, being a PhD student at the BSU provides so many other opportunities. During my studies I supervised undergraduate mathematics students, worked with Cancer Research UK, presented my research at national and international conferences (and helped organise two UK-based statistics conferences), and spent three months working at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York! As for post-PhD, you'll never be short of career options, and most alumni go on to excellent jobs in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, or finance. In summary, the BSU is a fantastic place to do your PhD, and will provide you with so much more than a qualification.

Anonymous (January 2015)

I chose to do a PhD at the BSU because of its strong reputation for high-quality research in biostatistics. My project required a lot of computation, so I definitely appreciated the excellent computing facilities and very helpful computing staff. I also found the Unit to be a fantastic place to study with very friendly people and a lot of opportunities to present and discuss work. In fact I liked it so much that I stayed on to do a postdoc!

Anonymous (September 2014)

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

MRC Biostatistics Unit

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Dec. 6, 2017
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2018
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
March 1, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2019
Course Starts
April 10, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
June 28, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Lent 2020

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2019
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2020
Course Starts
April 10, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018