M.Sc. Statistics

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13730 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP6010 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of Nottingham | Nottingham, United Kingdom
The MSc Statistics offers a modern advanced curriculum in statistics which will enable you to broaden and deepen your understanding of the subject and its applications.

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This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society

The MSc 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.

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Key facts

  • This course is informed 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 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).
  • This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP 13730 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 6010 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The course is taught mostly through lectures, backed up with smaller seminar groups which are used to revisit more complex topics. The course is taken full-time over one year and is made up of compulsory and optional modules to give you the flexibility to study your topics of interest.

Course Modules include:

Compulsory:

  • Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Medical Statistics

Optional - students must choose three of the following:

  • Advanced Stochastic Processes
  • Applications of Statistics
  • Computational Statistics
  • Topics in Biomedical Statistics
  • Time Series and Forecasting

Please note that all module details are subject to change, and that there are some restrictions regarding choices of modules.

Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake a maths dissertation of 15,000-25,000 words. In this module, a substantial mathematical investigation will be carried out on a topic in statistics (stats) or probability. The study will be largely self-directed, although a supervisor will provide oversight and input where necessary. The maths 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.

The MSc Statistics is intended for students with a degree in mathematics (or a related subject with a substantial mathematical content). Some knowledge of probability and statistics would be helpful to start the course.

The course is offered on a full-time basis over 1 year and 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. The course is designed such that the module `Fundamentals of Statistics' is either a pre- or a co-requisite for all other modules offered in the course, whereas the recommended books to meet the prerequisite for this module are:
  • Ross, S.M. (1976) A First Course in Probability (or any of the newer editions - most recent is the 8th edition, 2010), Collier-MacMillan.
  • Mann, P.S. (2010) Introductory Statistics, John Wiley & Sons

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

  • Entry requirements:2:2 (lower second class honours degree or international equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial mathematical content.
  • IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic:55 (minimum 51)

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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