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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Mathematics

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    One year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    05 December 2019

The MSc in Statistics is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, which is well equipped with personal computers and laptops, a parallel computer and an on-site library.

Highlights

  • Provides students with a broader skill set for entry into the commercial analysis market.
  • Covers various theoretical and applied statistical areas at an advanced level.
  • Provides opportunities for students to put their statistical knowledge into practice.
  • Continual assessments and the dissertation enable students to apply their statistics knowledge.
  • Students are prepared such that they may go onto to pursue research in statistics.

Teaching format

The course consists of two semesters of taught courses followed by a dissertation undertaken 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.

Conferences and events

There are a number of different seminars held each week in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. These include:

Pure Mathematics:

Applied Mathematics:

Statistics:

Careers

MSc in Statistics graduates hold positions at leading universities or companies in areas as diverse as business administration, financial markets, biomedical research, fisheries laboratories, wildlife conservation and many more.

Recent graduates at Masters level have found employment in:

  • large consulting firms and major financial institutions including Scottish and Southern Energy, RBS, Aviva, Lloyds, TSB, PwC, Capital One, Vodafone, American Express, Goldman Sachs, Tesco Bank and many others.
  • biomedical research, clinical trials and pharmaceuticals.
  • wildlife and conservation managers including the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.


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

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