The University of Manchester
Key Course Facts
Opportunities for PhD research are available in a wide range of topics in Probability and Statistics. For some of the available areas of possible PhD or MPhil research see the current Probability and Statistics research areas. For more details about the specific projects, please contact the relevant individual members of staff or get in touch with the Probability and Statistics Postgraduate Admissions Tutor .
Students may enter our graduate programme in Statistics by initially taking our taught MSc course over 1 year. This, subject to satisfactory progress, can lead to admission to the PhD programme.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All other courses
- Manchester Business School East - Undergraduate Degrees
- Manchester Business School - Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Probability, PhD.
Applicants would usually be expected to have a 1st or upper 2nd class Honours Bachelor degree and an MSc degree with Merit or Distinction (or an equivalent overseas qualification) in a mathematical subject. In some research areas a background in physics, engineering or computer science is also acceptable.
Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
University of Manchester is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Tuition Fees Probability PhD
|England UK||£4500||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4500||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£4500||year 1|
Average student cost of living in UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
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About The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is a publicly funded research university with a mission to advance education, knowledge and wisdom for the good of society. University of Manchester’s main site is home to the majority of its faculties and is referred to by its students as ‘the campus’, although in reality Manchester does not have a campus but is instead interspersed throughout the city of Manchester.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Statistics and Applied Probability MSc MSc||The University of Nottingham||-||-||-||-||-||-||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Probability PhD||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£2250||£12250||-||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Probability and Stochastic Analysis PhD||The University of Edinburgh||-||-||-||-||-||-||Edinburgh||On campus Part-time|