The MSc in Statistics offers a modern advanced curriculum in statistics which will enable you to broaden and deepen your understanding of the subject and its applications.
The programme will provide you with specific techniques and skills suitable for a professional career in statistics or as a solid basis for research in the area.
Optional topics typically include generalised linear models, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, the bootstrap, multivariate analysis, spatial statistics, time series and forecasting, multilevel models, stochastic finance, and shape and image analysis.
- The School of Mathematical Sciences is one of the largest and strongest mathematics departments in the UK, with over 50 full-time academic staff
- In the latest independent Research Assessment Exercise, the School ranked 8th in the UK in "research power" across the three subject areas within the School of Mathematical Sciences (Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research)
The MSc in Statistics is offered on a full-time basis over 1 year.
The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits worth of taught modules and a 60-credit research project.
Modules are mainly delivered through lectures and example and /or problem classes for smaller groups. You will typically be assessed by an examination or coursework at the end of the semester in which a given module is taught.
During the summer period, you will conduct an independent research project under the supervision of academic staff.
2:2 (lower second class honours degree or international equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial mathematical content.
Students with English as an additional language are required to obtain IELTS:6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any element).