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  Applied Statistics in Finance (online) MSc

Online University of Strathclyde    Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Part time September, January MSc 24 or 36 months
Finance (14) Mathematics (25)

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The online MSc in Applied Statistics in Finance at the University of Strathclyde is a conversion course that allows you to develop skills in statistics and data analysis, even if you have no prior experience in the field. This part-time programme is designed for those working full-time or with other commitments, offering flexibility to study at your own pace. You'll gain in-depth knowledge of modern statistical methods and learn to use statistical software packages widely used in industry. With a focus on problem-solving and effective communication of statistics, this programme prepares you for a career as an applied statistician in sectors such as finance, insurance, and commerce. Entry requirements include a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent, mathematical training to A Level standard, or relevant experience/professional qualifications.

About the course

Our online MSc in Applied Statistics in Finance is a conversion course, offering the opportunity to develop skills in statistics and data analysis even if you have never studied statistics before. You'll be supported through this part-time programme by members of staff who work directly with industry to develop skills which are relevant to current areas of research. You'll gain skills in:

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Entry Requirements

Minimum second-class (2:2) Honours degree or overseas equivalent
Mathematical training to A Level or equivalent standard
Prospective students with relevant experience or appropriate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply
For Australia and Canada, normal degrees in relevant disciplines are accepted

Applicants are required to have some prior mathematical knowledge, for example A Level or equivalent in:

linear algebra
differential equations

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Strathclyde



Scholarships of £1,800 are available to new students joining for September entry of one of our online programmes in the 2024/2025 academic year .

MSc Applied Statistics (online)
MSc Applied Statistics in Health Sciences (online)
MSc Applied Statistics in Finance (online)
MSc Applied Statistics with Data Science (online)
Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who demonstrate excellent academic performance (current and/ or previously gained) and any relevant extra-curricular or professional experience.

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Awards may be allocated early in the application cycle and so making an early application for admission is advised.

Value of Scholarship(s)



In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science Online Masters Scholarship, candidates must:

be a new student holding an offer of admission for an online MSc in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for September entry of the 2024/2025 academic year.
be self-funded. Students who receive full scholarships, for example from a government office or embassy, will not be eligible.

Application Procedure

A link to the scholarship application form will be included in an applicant’s offer of admission. Awards will be allocated from 17 January 2024.

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