The Doctoral Degree in Mathematical Statistics

Suitably qualified students are encouraged to proceed to research degrees under the direction of the staff of the Department. Please contact the Head of the Department of Statistics, Mr J. Baxter for further information (E-mail:

Postgraduate Funding

Information with regards to student funding and financial aid can be found on the postgradiate funding opportunities web page. This page provides prospective postgraduate students with further information, application forms and the contact details of the Rhodes Univeristy Postgraduate Financial Aid Administrator, Mr John Gillam,

Tutors and Graduate Assistants

It is hoped that all postgraduate students will be appointed as tutors or graduate assistants in the Department of Statistics.  These students provide academic support and development to undergraduate students in the Department of Statistics for a certain number of hours per week.

Teaching Assistants

It is hoped that, during the course of their studies, doctoral students are appointed as teaching assistants. These students are given the opportunity to lecture and develop their academic compertencies.

Please contact the Department of Statistics for further information (E-mail:

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