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The Psychometrics Centre

Cambridge Judge Business School

One route to a psychometrics PhD is through the MPhil in Strategy, Marketing and Operations at the Cambridge Judge Business School under the supervision of Dr. David Stillwell. His research agenda reflects major new developments in the field, including:

  • the use of neural networks and machine learning to inform the creation of truly predictive assessments.
  • applications of artificial intelligence, neural networks and data mining in test interpretation.
  • the development and evaluation of web-based testing environments.
  • the impact of new technologies on testing in organisational, clinical and educational settings.  

Entry requirements

The Strategy, Marketing and Operations MPhil is CJBS's quantitative research masters and gives a broad grounding in methods used in business school research. Candidates are interviewed for PhD during the MPhil. To be successful in this route applications will need:

  • An interest in studying a topic related to business (typically on the Organisational Behaviour track or the Marketing track) that uses psychometric or big data methodology. 
  • A quantitative background, e.g. psychometrics, data science, statistics,
  • Other MPhil SMO requirements are on the CJBS website.


The Cambridge Trusts and the Gates Cambridge Trust provide scholarships to both home and overseas MPhil and PhD students studying at the University of Cambridge.  These scholarships are competitive. We can advise on applying for many Bursaries and Scholarships available within the University. International students can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

How to apply

First take a look at the University of Cambridge Graduate PhD Prospectus. You might also want to see details on How to Apply and the likely costs you would incur. If you are interested in applying then send an email to  attaching a CV and with a brief description of your research interest. We will be able to advise you on eligibility and answer any questions you may have. 

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