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- Degree awarded
- 12 months full time
- Entry requirements
The normal entry requirements are a good upper second or a first class honours degree from a UK University, or the equivalent from an overseas University, in Mathematics or in a subject with some significant mathematical content. Students should also have some knowledge of probability and statistics in their degree, at least up to what might be usually expected by the end of the second year of an undergraduate Mathematics degree. Specialist knowledge of finance for the Financial Statistics pathway is not required.
- How to apply
- Apply online Please indicate which pathway you wish to pursue when making your online application (Statistics or Financial Statistics). All options are available on the online application form.
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The Probability and Statistics group (4 Professors, 3 Senior Lecturers and 10 Lecturers) in the School of Mathematics have a long-standing reputation and experience of offering one year, high quality taught courses in areas of Statistics leading to the degree of MSc.These courses have aimed to offer a thorough professional training which prepare students to embark on statistical careers in a variety of areas. (There is a shortage of statisticians trained to postgraduate level in the UK and the employment prospects for such people remain good.) They have also provided a very good foundation for further study at PhD level.
Our current MSc programme in Statistics allows students to take one of two different MSc degrees, depending on their interests and career aspirations. There is the main programme in Statistics and one associated pathway in Financial Statistics. Each is built around a common core of five modules and then students study an additional set of three specialist modules to make a total of eight in all.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MSc (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £8,750
International students (per annum): £14,500
- MSc (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,375
International students (per annum): £7,250
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Details of current funding opportunities for this programme can be found here.
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