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Advanced Statistics MRes

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MRes - Master of Research

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This Masters in Advanced Statistics will provide you with knowledge and experience of the principles, theory and practical skills of statistics. Our Statistics MSc programmes benefit from close links lecturers have with industry and non-governmental organisations such as NHS and SEPA.

During this course, students will develop a thorough grasp of statistical methodology, before going on to apply statistical skills to solve real-life problems. Students will be equipped with the skills needed to begin a career as a professional statistician; previous study of statistics is not required.

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12 months

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This course develops advanced topics in modern Bayesian statistics, including both the underlying theory and related practical issues.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have first degree equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree with: a substantial Mathematics component (at least equivalent to Level-1 courses in Mathematics and Level-2 courses in Calculus and Linear Algebra at the University of Glasgow) or a substantial component of Statistics methodology, including at least Honours-level courses in probability theory, likelihood-based inference and the theory of linear models.

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The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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