MSc Statistics / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months full time
Entry requirements

Expected Background

You are expected to have a first degree with a substantial amount of mathematics including Probability and Statistics. As a minimum you should have done Calculus or Mathematical Analysis, Linear Algebra, two courses in Probability and two courses in Statistics. A Mathematical Statistics course may count as one Probability and one Statistics course depending on the syllabus. If your course is called Advanced Mathematics, then we need to know how much calculus/linear algebra it contains. You can have a look at what Manchester students do in the first two years, or refer to the following list for a quick summary.

  • Calculus or Mathematical Analysis (functions of a single and several variables, continuity, derivatives, integrals, Mean Value Theorem, Taylor series expansion, minimisation and maximisation, Lagrange multipliers)
  •  Linear Algebra (linear independence, determinant, inverse, eigenvalues and eigenvectors)
  •  Probability I (probabilities and conditional probabilities, Bayes Theorem, moments)
  • Probability II (multivariate and conditional distributions, generating functions, Law of Large Numbers and Central Limit Theorem)
  • Statistics I (descriptive statistics, normal, t, chi¿square and F distributions, significance tests)
  • Statistics II (Maximum likelihood estimation, Likelihood ratio tests, simple regression and analysis of variance).

You are expected to have done well in the above courses and your university should have a high national standing.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online . Please indicate whether you wish to pursue MSc Statistics or MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics) when making your online application. The latter is a pathway of the main programme.   All options are available on the online application form.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N

Course description

The Probability and Statistics group in the Department 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 either the main programme or the associated pathway in Financial Statistics, depending on their interests and career aspirations. 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. 

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £13,500
    International students (per annum): £23,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,750
    International students (per annum): £11,500

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.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

Details of current funding opportunities for this programme can be found here .

Contact details

Department
Department of Mathematics
Contact name
PGT Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0174
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/maths
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