Application deadline: as early as possible
Tuition fee:
  • £ 5,250 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 12,890 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Credits: 180
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

In 2011, we updated our MSc in Statistics and introduced a new MSc in Statistics with Finance. Research projects have a good blend of theory and applications. We encourage all postgraduate Statistics students to take part in statistics seminars and to help in tutorial classes.
This 12 month postgraduate statistics course aims to train professional statisticians for posts in industry, government, research and teaching. It also provides a suitable preparation for careers in other fields requiring a strong statistical background.

Statistics at Kent provides:

  • a programme that gives you the opportunity to develop practical, mathematical and computing skills in statistics, while working on challenging and important problems relevant to a broad range of potential employers
  • teaching and supervision by staff who are research-active, with established reputations and who are accessible, supportive and genuinely interested in your work
  • advanced and accessible computing and other facilities
  • a congenial work atmosphere with pleasant surroundings and location, where you can socialise and discuss issues with a community of other students.

This 12 month postgraduate statistics course aims to train professional statisticians for posts in industry, government, research and teaching. It also provides a suitable preparation for careers in other fields requiring a strong statistical background. The Royal Statistical Society (RSS), which has accredited the programme, has extensive information about career opportunities in statistics.

The statistics group at SMSAS is highly qualified to lead your advanced study in statistics and research in the field is thriving here. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), in 2008, we were ranked 8th in the UK for Statistics. Our research work informs our MSc teaching, through lectures, practical work and projects.

Both the RSS and Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Society (PSI) offer prizes for students who perform exceptionally well on the MSc in Statistics.

Contents

This programme, which has recently been updated, trains professional statisticians for posts in industry, government, research and teaching. It provides a suitable preparation for careers in other fields requiring a strong statistical background. Core modules give a thorough grounding in modern statistical methods and there is the opportunity to choose additional topics to study.

You gain experience of analysing real data problems through practical classes and exercises. The course includes training in the computer language R.

You undertake a substantial project in statistics, supervised by an experienced researcher. Some projects are focused on the analysis of particular complex data sets while others are more concerned with generic methodology.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

  • MA885 - Stochastic Processes and Time Series
  • MA888 - Stochastic Models in Ecology and Medicine
  • MA889 - Analysis of Large Data Sets
  • MA890 - Practical Statistics and Computing
  • MA858 - Computational Statistics
  • MA867 - Project
  • MA881 - Probability and Classical Inference
  • MA882 - Advanced Regression Modelling
  • MA883 - Bayesian Statistics
  • MA884 - Principles of Data Collection

Assessment

Assessment is through coursework and formal examinations.

Requirements

A minimum of 2.2, with a substantial amount of mathematics at university level.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

193 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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