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Masters degrees in Mathematical Statistics are concerned primarily with the theories that form the basis of methods of probability and inference. They examine the application of these theories to the collection, analysis and description of data.
Related subjects include Applied Statistics and Computational Statistics. The main entry requirement is typically an undergraduate degree in a relevant Mathematics subject.
Mathematical Statistics are used to understand and analyse the facts about a country, such as its economy, land, military, population and more. Techniques include mathematical analysis, linear algebra, stochastic analysis and differential equations. You might also undertake surveys and random sampling.
Through these techniques, you will learn to model and manipulate data that can guide political, financial, and social decisions across various sectors and industries.
This could include calculating the use of various services – such as transport and healthcare – to assess which areas may need more funding. Or, you may examine data received through questionnaires in relation to how products to assess their viability in a given market.
Careers are highly varied, and involve roles within government and regulatory bodies, financial agencies, and commercial enterprises.
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The MSc Quantitative Economic History is designed for those with a strong grounding in undergraduate economics who wish to take the first steps towards a PhD in Quantitative Economic History. Read more
The department offers a flexible MS program addressing the needs of both full-time and part-time students preparing for professional positions or for doctoral programs in statistics and other quantitative fields. Read more
Medical statistics is a fundamental scientific component of health research. Medical statisticians interact with biomedical researchers, epidemiologists and public health professionals and contribute to the effective translation of scientific research into patient benefits and clinical decision-making. Read more
Developments in mathematical optimisation and statistics have revolutionised system engineering and has created an urgent need, for a new generation of mathematicians trained to work at the frontiers of mathematical optimization, statistics and their applications to engineering, healthcare, finance and economics. Read more
Statistics support many aspects of the modern world, from science and technology to finance and business. They allow us to overcome scientific, industrial and social problems and a Masters-level understanding of them is beneficial in many careers. Read more
Since the 1990s Heriot-Watt University has had an internationally renowned research group in Mathematical Biology, Ecology and Medicine. Read more
Statistics is a discipline concerned with understanding patterns and relationships in data in the presence of variation and uncertainty. Read more
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000