MSc Applied Statistics
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)
• A good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject.
• International students: equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification.
• Candidates with other degrees are welcome to apply provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of experience.
• Candidates without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, you may be able to take an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Further academic study at postgraduate level including MPhil, DBA, PhD or professional career.
Graduates of the programme will be equipped as a statistician and a data analyst for careers in engineering, computing and communications sciences, natural and environmental sciences, health and social sciences, economics and finance.
You’ll be assessed through exams, tests and your dissertation, as well as other individual and group coursework.
Aims of the programme
The programme aims to:
Main learning outcomes
You’ll gain a thorough understanding of mathematical and statistical concepts and techniques and how to apply them to data sets. You’ll develop an advanced knowledge of probability, distributions, inference and stochastic processes, statistical modelling and methods of analysis, and will work on highly technical problems both independently and as part of a team. You’ll learn how to obtain different types of data from a variety of sources, including electronic databases; analyse it using programming and computer packages; and compare and choose between different methods of modelling and analysis. The course also covers big data, and the use of both small samples and big data to make judgments about large populations.
Knowledge and understanding
On completion of this programme the successful student will have knowledge and understanding of:
Cognitive (thinking) skills
On completion of this programme the successful student will be able to:
On completion of the programme the successful student will be able to:
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