Statistics has slowly but surely become a field of major importance to basically all areas of human activity. A PhD is a prestigious degree perfect for students who would like to pursue an academic career. A PhD in Statistics will give you the chance to combine the two and obtain a highly valued degree in a challenging and respected field.

The key prior knowledge for taking a PhD in Statistics is mathematics and computer science, as these are the two you will be most indulging in. However, prior experience with probability and statistics is a great advantage. Among the areas you will be examining are statistical methods, game theory, decision theory and information theory. All students are given the chance to pursue research in their preferred area of interest while getting support from their professors and colleagues. Graduates of a PhD program in Statistics will typically find employment in academia or financial services, however, various fields are open to them.

Look at the options listed below, find the school you like best and apply for your PhD in Statistics already today.

Campus
Full time
Part time
3 - 5 years
September 2017
Spain
+ 1 more

The Doctoral Program in Statistics and Operational Research is an official interuniversity degree offered jointly by the three public universities of Galicia. Its objective is to train researchers in the area of statistics and operational research, so that they are able to carry out a doctoral thesis and develop a later academic or professional career in that scientific field. [+]

Campus
Full time
Part time
3 - 4 years
September 2018
Hong Kong

The PhD program provides a broad background in mathematics and mathematical sciences. Students choose their major concentration from three options: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics; and Probability and Statistics. The doctoral thesis must be an original contribution to the field. [+]

Campus
Full time
February 2018
South Africa
Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Mathematical Statistics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of mathematical statistics. [+]

Campus
Full time
4 years
September 2017
Turkey
Balçova

Nowadays, science and technology is rapidly developing with an ever-increasing impetus and a substantial part of knowledge is comprised of quantitative data. The analysis and interpretation of this data require the use of mathematical and statistical methods. [+]

Campus
Full time
3 - 4 years
August 2018
Italy
Trieste

The aim of the PhD Course in Mathematical Analysis, Modelling, and Applications is to educate graduate students in the fields of mathematical analysis and mathematical modelling, and in the applications of mathematical and numerical analysis to science and technology. [+]

Campus
Full time
3 - 4 years
October 2017
Italy
Trieste

Statistical Physics, together with Quantum Mechanics, is the pillar of our understanding of many physical phenomena, from the simplest to the most sophisticated. The field has recently witnessed a significant and impressive outpouring of experimental and theoretical results, [+]

Campus
Full time
Part time
4 years
September 2017
Czech Republic
+ 1 more

A Ph.D. graduate in Demography is an expert in many areas of population studies. He/she provides all types of demographic research and analysis in the context of social, economic or health issues. He/she is skilled in making all types of population forecasts, including estimates for future infrastructure demands. [+]

Campus
Full time
Part time
4 years
September 2017
Czech Republic
+ 1 more

The graduates have extensive knowledge from the probability theory, mathematical statistics and optimization, based on abstract mathematics. They are able to make use of new scientific achievements, mathematical methods and modern computational tools, develop them and critically evaluate. [+]

Campus
Full time
6 semesters
October 2017
Germany
Göttingen
+ 10 more

The Göttingen math department offers excellent and manifold opportunities for pursuing a career towards a doctoral degree. Students are integrated into the international and inspiring environment of the department. The spectrum of possible Ph.D research topics ranges from pure over applied mathematics to mathematical statistics. [+]

Campus
Full time
6 semesters
October 2017
Germany
Göttingen
+ 10 more

The Centre for Statistics offers an international and interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Applied Statistics and Empirical Methods at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. [+]