Department of Mathematical Sciences

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa)

Your opportunity to be part of a future generation of interdisciplinary mathematicians, working in emerging fields at the interface of statistics with applied and computational mathematics

Our programme

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An innovative four-year doctoral programme within a world class mathematics and statistics department. Students will become excellent researchers and leading problem solvers, able to work flexibly across traditional boundaries.


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SAMBa builds on, and brings together, research carried out throughout the Department of Mathematical Sciences, working in collaboration with industry, policy-makers, and academics from other disciplines.

Studentship opportunities


Fully-funded 4-year SAMBa studentships for UK and EU students start in October each year. In the first year of study, students undertake an MRes, during which time they develop a topic for the remaining 3-years of PhD research.

Equality and diversity

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We believe that all talented mathematicians should be able to pursue studies in mathematics, and that diversity is an essential component of SAMBa's success.