MSc in Statistics and Applied Probability

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Beschrijving van opleiding

Encompasses the development of new probabilistic techniques inspired by applications from research in stochastic processes, queueing processes, epidemic models and reliability.

  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Duration: 1 year full-time
  • Mode of study:  Full-time
  • Entry requirements: 2:2 (or international equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial mathematical content 
  • IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each element)
  • UK/EU fees: £9945
  • International fees: £19980
  • Start date: September
  • Course location: University Park
  • School/department: ScienceMathematical Sciences

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Overview

Key facts 

Gain in-depth knowledge of both statistics and probability

  • Consists of compulsory and optional modules to give you the flexibility to study your topics of interest 
  • Demand exists for qualified statisticians with an understanding of application areas including data analytics, healthcare modelling and artificial intelligence.
  • Statistics and Applied Probability research has a major impact in many areas such as advances in data science, healthcare and the digital economy

The MSc offers you the opportunity to further your knowledge in both of these areas, which will be beneficial for a professional career in statistics or as a solid basis for research in statistics or applied probability. 

Topics include advanced stochastic processes, queueing processes, epidemic models and reliability, as well as most of those listed for MSc Statistics. 

Course structure

The MSc Statistics and Applied Probability is intended for students with a degree in mathematics (or a related subject with a substantial mathematical content). Some knowledge of probability and statistics would be helpful to start the course. 

The course is designed such that the module 'Fundamentals of Statistics' is either a pre or a co-requisite for all other modules offered in the course. You will study for 180 credits, split across 120 credits worth of taught modules and a 60-credit research project.

Core

  • Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Stochastic Models
  • Statistics Dissertation

Optional

You must choose three modules, but you are not able to take both Uncertainty Quantification and Statistical Machine Learning.

  • Advanced Stochastic Processes
  • Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • Computational Statistics
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Stochastic Financial Modelling
  • Time Series and Forecasting
  • Uncertainty Quantification

The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. This course page may be updated over the duration of the course, as modules may change due to developments in the curriculum or in the research interests of staff.

Teaching methods and assessment

Modules are mainly delivered through lectures and workshops and/or problem classes for smaller groups. 

You will typically be assessed by an examination or coursework at the end of the semester in which a given module is taught. 

Careers and professional development

Careers

The MSc offers you the opportunity to further your knowledge in both statistics and applied probability, which will be beneficial for a professional career in statistics or as a solid basis for research in statistics or applied probability.

Average starting salary and career progression

100% of postgraduates in the School of Mathematical Sciences secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £30,800, with the highest being £60,000.* 

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK. 

Careers support and advice

We offer individual careers support for all postgraduate students whatever your course, mode of study or future career plans.

You can access our Careers and Employability Service during your studies and after you graduate. Expert staff will help you research career options and job vacancies, build your CV or résumé, develop your interview skills and meet employers.

More than 1,500 employers advertise graduate jobs and internships through our online vacancy service. We host regular careers fairs, including specialist fairs for different sectors.

Fees and funding

Additional costs

As a student on this course, we do not anticipate any extra significant costs, alongside your tuition fees and living expenses. You should be able to access most of the books you’ll need through our libraries, though you may wish to purchase your own copies which you would need to factor into your budget. 

School scholarships for UoN international alumni 

For 2020/21 entry, 10% Alumni scholarships may be offered to former University of Nottingham international graduates who have studied at the UK campus. 

Scholarships and bursaries

There are many ways to fund your postgraduate course, from scholarships to government loans.

The University also offers masters scholarships for international and EU students. Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about funding postgraduate study

Disclaimer

This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

Laatst bijgewerkt op jun 2020

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