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University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £15,920 per year
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An MSc is generally accepted as being highly desirable for starting and developing a career in Statistics, for example as a statistical consultant in Industry, or in the public sector. The MSc in Statistics is also an excellent preparation for embarking on a PhD project in Statistics.

The MSc in Statistics, taught by one of the largest and strongest Statistics groups in the UK, will provide you with sound Masters-level training in Statistical methodology, with an emphasis on practical problems arising in the context of collecting and analysing scientific data.

The programme structure allows you to select options ranging from the more theoretical aspects of Statistics, including a module on research topics, to those which cover material focussed on real world applications of Statistics.
While studying for your degree, you will develop key transferrable skills, such as written and oral communication, the use of and some programming in Statistical software, time management, and basic research skills.

Programme structure

Core/Compulsory modules: Statistical Theory and Linear Models; Statistical Computing; Design of Experiments; Generalised Linear Models; Bayesian Methods; Survival Analysis; Research Skills

Option modules: e.g. Topics in Statistics (research-led); Modelling Hierarchical (Multi-level and Longitudinal) Data; Computer Intensive Statistical Methods; Multivariate Analysis; Survey Methods; Bioinformatics; Statistical Genetics

A highlight of the programme is the 3-month dissertation completed over the summer, which will provide an opportunity to study a topic of your choice more deeply. There will be a broad range of Statistical topics available, reflecting the diverse research areas of our staff.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States