The MSc Statistics at the University of Nottingham 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, together with shape and image analysis.
This course is founded by the work being carried out in the Statistics and Probability research group.
The School of Mathematical Sciences is one of the largest and strongest mathematics departments in the UK, with over 70 full-time academic staff.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results place the School in the top 10 nationally within Mathematical Sciences for 'research power' and 'research quality'; with 32% of its research recognised as world-leading and a further 56% as internationally excellent.
The research environment was classified as 75% world-leading in vitality and sustainability, with the remaining 25% internationally excellent, reflecting the outstanding setting the School provides for its academic staff as well as its postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers.
Ranked 8th in the UK for three subject areas within the School, namely pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and operational research.
This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.
The School scored 94% for Student Satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey
This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society
You may choose a minimum of two of the following:
And a minimum of 20 credits from this group, but students may not take both Statistical Machine Learning and data Analysis and Modelling.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
2:2 (lower second class honours degree or international equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial mathematical content.
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