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, and shape and image analysis.
The University of Nottingham has been ranked amongst the top universities in the UK for international student experience.Nottingham enters the league table at number two in the International Student Satisfaction Awards 2014 and is one of only five UK universities to receive a rating of ‘outstanding’. The rankings are compiled by StudyPortals, an independent study choice platform covering more than 1400 universities in 40 European countries.
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. There is great demand for people with postgraduate qualifications in this area.
In 2015, 96% of postgraduates in the School of Mathematical Sciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,320 with the highest being £35,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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.
The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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