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Masters in Statistics in the UK in 2024

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Masters in Statistics in the UK

Study Statistics Masters Programmes

Statistics as an academic field focuses on the study and manipulation of data. This involves the gathering, analysis and processing of data, as well as the presentation and conclusion of what the data has shown. There are two main subjects within statistics, these are descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Statistical findings can be incredibly useful in an extremely wide range of fields, and is not limited to mathematical applications.

Graduates of a masters degree in statistics will have a wide variety of career options available to them. These include actuarial analyst, data scientist, risk analyst, insurance underwriter, and market researcher.

Your degree will be delivered through lectures and seminars, as well as computer laboratory sessions. Modules you study could include:

  • Mathematical Finance
  • Stochastic Models
  • Statistical Optimisation
  • Classical and Quantum Mechanics
  • Advanced Bayesian Methods

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

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