The EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generational Statistical Science: the Oxford-Warwick Statistical Programme at the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC). The Centre aims to train the brightest graduate statisticians in the theory, methods and applications of Statistical Science for 21st Century data-intensive environments and large-scale models. This is the first centre of its type in the world and it will uniquely equip its students to work in an area that is in growing demand globally.
The Centre will provide students with training not only in cutting-edge research methodologies, but also in the development of business and transferable skills – essential elements required by employers in industry and business.
All students will be based at the University of Oxford in their first year, before either continuing there or moving to the University of Warwick for the final three years. High calibre students, will be funded with an EPSRC grant for four years of study, depending on whether they meet the funding criteria. In 2014 OxWaSP offered 10 fully funded studentships to applicants from the UK.