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  • Objectives
    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 statistics. Optional topics will 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.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Statistics
  • Course description
    Statistics (MSc)
    Duration: 1 year full time

    Course Content
    Modules offered on this course currently include:

    -Fundamentals of Statistics
    -Statistical Interference
    -Generalised Linear Models and Medical Statistics
    -Advanced Topics in Statistics
    -Stochastic Financial Modelling
    -Advanced Stochastic Processes
    -Time Series and Forecasting
    -Applications of Statistics

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake a dissertation of 15,000 to 25,000 words.
    In this module, a substantial investigation will be carried out on a topic in Statistics or Probability. The study will be largely self-directed, although a supervisor will provide oversight and input where necessary. The topic will be chosen by agreement between yourself and your supervisor. The topic could be based on the statistical analysis of a substantial dataset, an investigation into statistical methodology or an investigation into a topic of applied probability or probability theory. It is expected that most projects will contain an element of statistical computing

    Course Structure
    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.

    We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics, which mirrors the taught components of the MSc course but does not include a project / dissertation requirement.

    Key facts
    -This course is informed by the work being carried out in the Division of Statistics and the Centre for Mathematical Medicine.
    -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 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, the School was awarded a grade of 5 for each of the areas of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
    -In the most recent Quality Assurance Agency Subject Review (2004/05), the School of Mathematical Sciences scored 23 out of 24 for the quality of its teaching.

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