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  • Study Type

    Full time available

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  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    2017/18: Home/EU £7,500; Overseas £17,090

Course content

MSc in Statistics

• The Statistics programme is aimed at individuals who have a strong quantitative background and possess (or are about to obtain) a good degree that contains a significant statistical element, with the intention of developing these skills to a higher level.

• A graduate of this programme might intend to pursue research in statistics (e.g. PhD) or enter the commercial analysis market with a broader skill-set.

- Programme content
This programme permits a wide range of advanced module choices across the School of Mathematics & Statistics. There are two semesters of taught modules, followed by a dissertation over the summer months.

The available Statistics modules consist of a mixture of traditional lecture courses with end of semester exams and short intense courses with a large proportion of continuous assessment.


* Opportunities to work closely, and undertake project work, within a research group.

* Access to a wide range of advanced MMath courses across the entire spectrum of Mathematics and Statistics.

* The School is well equipped with personal computers and laptops, a parallel computer and an on-site library, and has attracted substantial amounts of external funding.


Our graduates hold positions at leading universities or companies in areas as diverse as business administration, computer science and modelling, fisheries laboratories and pure mathematics. In short, a postgraduate degree in mathematics or statistics from St Andrews opens the way for a variety of careers.
Our recent graduates at Masters and Doctoral level have, amongst other things:
• Moved on to postdoctoral studies.
• Joined the academic staff of leading UK and international universities.
• Found highly-paid positions in analysing futures/finance for large consulting firms and major financial institutions, for example: Scottish and Southern Energy, RBS, Capital One, Aquila Insight, Aviva, PwC, American Express, Goldman Sachs, Tesco Bank.
• Found rewarding and challenging positions in the computer industry.
• Found academically rewarding positions and careers in government agencies, including, for example, GCHQ.
• Joined government and non-governmental organisations to advise wildlife and conservation managers, including, for example, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
• Improved their mathematics qualifications, hence enhancing their positions and prospects in the secondary and tertiary education sectors.

Visit the Statistics (MSc) page on the University of St Andrews website for more details!





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