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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Statistics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Statistics MSc is a flexible degree programme enabling students from a wide range of backgrounds to both broaden and deepen their understanding of statistics.

The programme combines in-depth training in mainstream advanced statistical modelling with a broad range of specialisations, from financial mathematics to statistical bioinformatics; from clinical trials to risk management.

You’ll also develop your understanding of research methods in statistics from writing styles to programming skills, preparing you for a wide range of careers in different sectors. You’ll apply these skills in an independent research project.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society

Learning and teaching

Teaching is by lectures, tutorials, seminars and supervised research projects.

Assessment

The taught course is primarily assessed by end-of-semester examinations with a small component of continuous assessment. The semester three project is assessed by a written dissertation and a short oral presentation.

Career opportunities

There is a shortage of well-qualified statisticians in the UK and other countries. Numeracy, in general, is an attribute keenly sought after by employers. The emergence of data mining and analysis means that demand for statisticians is growing across a wide range of sectors, including:

Actuarial, betting and gaming industries
Charitable organisations
Commercial, environmental and financial organisations
Forensic and police investigation
Government departments
Market research
Medical and pharmaceutical organisations

The course is designed specifically to meet this demand.

Many statistical careers require people educated to Masters degree level. This course is designed to build on existing mathematical skills and deepen knowledge of statistics in order for you to access a variety of professions or pursue further research as a PhD student.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

On completion of this module, students should be able to: be taught through research experience the planning, execution and maintenance of a statistics project; present their project as a dissertation, which will be presented orally.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.