Applied Statistics and Datamining (PGDip/MSc)

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Organisation
University of St Andrews
Start - End
5 Sep - 30 Sep
Application Deadline
11 Aug
Study Options
Full Time
Fee
GBP 10395 - 10395
Fee International
GBP 21390 - 21390

The PGDip/MSc in Applied Statistics and Datamining is a taught programme run by the School of Mathematics and Statistics. The course is aimed at those with a good degree containing quantitative elements who wish to gain statistical data analysis skills.

Highlights

  • Commercially relevant course.
  • Course content is aligned to the requirements of the commercial analysis sector.
  • Dissertation topics are generated in part by commercial partners.
  • Teaching involves widely used commercial software packages (SAS, SPSS).
  • The popular open-source tool R is also used.

Teaching format

The programme consists of two semesters with taught components which include a mixture of short, intensive courses with a large proportion of continuous assessment and more traditional lecture courses with end-of-semester exams.

For those on the MSc, the taught component will be followed by a dissertation project taking place during the last three months of the course.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is well equipped with personal computers and laptops, a parallel computer and an on-site library.

Conferences and events

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

Pure Mathematics:

  • Pure Mathematics Colloquia
  • Algebra and Combinatorial Seminars
  • Analysis Group Seminars

Statistics:

  • Statistics Seminars
  • CREEM Seminars

Careers

Graduates from this programme typically seek employment as analysts within a company, research body, government, or as statistical consultants.

Recent graduates 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.



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