MSc - Master of Science
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.
This programme is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society
Learning and teaching
Teaching is by lectures, tutorials, seminars and supervised research projects.
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.
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
Commercial, environmental and financial organisations
Forensic and police investigation
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.
Students need to have a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.