Research in statistics involves collecting, modelling and analysing data to draw conclusions, inform decision-making, solve problems and direct business development.


Statistics plays a vital role in the development and practice of modern science.

Biology, for example, is now highly quantitative, and critically dependent on the mathematical, physical and computer sciences; while biostatistics is central to the development and practice of modern medicine. Indeed, without the biostatistical principles underlying clinical trials and epidemiological studies, the pharmaceutical industry would not exist.

Our Statistics research group is particularly focused on statistical bioinformatics. 

Higher degree by research opportunities

Whether you intend to work in research or industry, a higher degree by research can give you a competitive edge throughout your career.

Find out more about studying a Master of Philosophy Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

HDR opportunities