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

We train the future generation of interdisciplinary mathematicians, working at the interface of statistics with applied and computational mathematics.

Become a SAMBa student

At least 10 fully-funded studentships are offered through SAMBa starting in October each year.

Become part of SAMBa

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Join the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath and be part of a growing generation of interdisciplinary mathematicians.

The SAMBa experience

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Watch the video to hear from our current students about what they enjoy about the PhD programme.

What we do

We support PhD students to deliver multidisciplinary research, often in collaboration with external partners. Research ranges from modelling of data, to investigating fundamental movements of particles, to applying mathematics to real world phenomena.

SAMBa student experience

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You'll get many exciting opportunities to expand your skillset and experience through participating in workshops, mentoring other students and going abroad.

Example SAMBa research projects

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Students in SAMBa are undertaking a range of exciting research projects from across the spectrum of statistical applied mathematics.

Integrative Think Tanks

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We organise workshops involving PhD students, academics and external collaborators, to formulate challenges into mathematical problems.


Find out about our upcoming events.

University of Heidelberg's Integrative Think Tank

4 Jul 2022 9.00am MATHEMATIKON & App-Haus, Heidelberg

The first Integrative Think Tank hosted by University of Heidelberg, including academic partners from across Europe. Partners are SAP and Volume Graphics

SAMBa Conference 2022

5 Jul 2022 9.00am 4 West, University of Bath

A showcase of the research taking place in statistical applied mathematics at Bath, alongside invited external speakers.

SAMBa MRes Transfer Day I (cohort 8)

5 Oct 2022 1.00pm 4 West, University of Bath

Cohort 8 SAMBa students, moving from MRes studies to PhD research, present an overview of their thesis formulation reports and cohort 9 introduce themselves.


Read about our activities, research and projects.

Our students

Find out more about our students and their backgrounds.

Student research

Find out more about our students' research and their published papers.

SAMBa student projects

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In SAMBa, you'll undertake rigorous research in a world-class environment, becoming a leading problem solver able to work flexibly across disciplines.

Our staff

Find out about the staff involved in SAMBa.


We are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). We also have generous funding from the University of Bath and a number of partner organisations.

About us

We offer a four-year doctoral training programme in statistical applied mathematics. Students undertake rigorous research in a world-class environment and become leading problem solvers, able to work flexibly across disciplines.

Equity, diversity and inclusion are embedded into our ethos.

4 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

Get in touch with us if you have any questions about the programme or about working with us.