The London School of Economics and Political Science
Statistics PhD
The London School of Economics and Political Science

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This programme offers the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to the field of statistics. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

Our core areas of research are data science, social statistics, time series and statistical learning, as well as probability and risk management in insurance and finance. We enjoy close links with other departments and offer regular seminars and other departmental activities that help to create a vibrant environment for study and research. We also have close links with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and industrial partners.

Graduate study of statistics is often vocational, though no progress can be made without a lively intellectual interest in both the methodological principles of statistical modelling and practical applications. You will benefit from a thriving, hardworking, friendly and supportive environment in which your interests can be pursued.

You will be supported by reserved computing resources (including networked departmental workstations exclusively for the use of research students) and an extensive collection of software – both commercial packages and in-house products. Additionally you will have access to a good collection of research monographs and journals and you may access databases of research information. There is a comprehensive assembly of worldwide official statistics. The Department has a dedicated library with statistical journals and books available to you.

Our research students are also encouraged to undertake some teaching from year two onwards. The Department provides funding to facilitate student attendance at appropriate academic conferences wherever possible.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

LSE PhD studentships; ESRC funding
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Costs

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of The London School of Economics and Political Science in top UK and global rankings.

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About The London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics (LSE) is a Russell Group university, and is one of the member institutions of the University of London. Situated in the Westminster area of Central London, LSE is home to a diverse student body that comes from around the country and overseas to be a part of the experience.

List of 139 Bachelor and Master Courses from The London School of Economics and Political Science - Course Catalogue

Student composition of The London School of Economics and Political Science

Total number of students enrolled at The London School of Economics and Political Science by level Academic year 2021/22 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on February 2022
undergraduates:
5500
postgraduates:
6695
Total:
12195

Where is this programme taught

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