Statistics - MSc

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Organisation
Imperial College London
Start - End
3 Oct
Study Options
Full Time
Fee
GBP 17500 - 17500
Fee International
GBP 30000 - 30000

Statistical ideas, tools and methods are used in almost all employment sectors, including banking and finance, government, medical research, the pharmaceutical industry and internet companies.

This one-year, full-time programme provides outstanding training in both theoretical and applied statistics. The variety of elective modules to choose from, allows you to develop your specialist interests, providing depth and exposure to a diverse range of statistical applications and methods.

Streams

We offer six streams on our MSc in Statistics programme. On the application, applicants must first select the programme MSc in Statistics. Then they will be prompted to select their preferred stream.

  • MSc Statistics (General)
  • MSc Statistics (Applied Statistics)
  • MSc Statistics (Biostatistics)
  • MSc Statistics (Data Science)
  • MSc Statistics (Statistical Finance)
  • MSc Statistics (Theory and Methods)

The formal qualification received will include the name of the specialist stream and therefore can be used to indicate to employers or future research supervisors what they have specialised in during their MSc. For example: MSc Statistics (Applied Statistics).

As a limited number of places exist for each specialist stream, unsuccessful applications for these streams will automatically be considered for the general MSc in Statistics.

Study Programme

A common set of core modules in the autumn term ensures that all students obtain advanced knowledge in the fundamental areas of probability theory, statistical inference and applied and computational statistics.

A large and diverse set of elective modules is offered in the spring term, which provides the flexibility for you to develop your own specialist interests.

During the summer term, you complete a research project with a member of academic staff on a state-of-the-art research problem that suits your interests.

The assessment for your degree is made up of two-thirds core and optional modules, and one-third research project.

Professional Accreditation

Our MSc in Statistics is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Graduates from accredited degrees can apply to the Royal Statistical Society for the professional award of Graduate Statistician. Graduates from non-accredited courses may also apply for this status and will be considered on an individual basis.

Our accreditation agreements run between 2017 and 2020.

Careers

This course equips students with a range of transferable skills, including programming, problem-solving, critical thinking, scientific writing, project work and presentation. Many graduates go on to undertake roles in employment and research sectors.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Please note that the curriculum of this programme is currently being reviewed as part of a College-wide process to introduce a standardised modular structure. As a result, the content and assessment structures of this course may change for your year of entry. We therefore recommend that you check this course page before finalising your application and after submitting it as we will aim to update this page as soon as any changes are ratified by the College.

Find out more about the limited circumstances in which we may need to make changes to or in relation to our courses, the type of changes we may make and how we will tell you about changes we have made.

See website for module information for all 6 streams.

Teaching and Assessment:

Teaching Methods

  • Dissertation
  • Group tutorials
  • Lectures
  • Modern statistical computing skills
  • Office hours
  • Oral presentation and assessment
  • Practical computational sessions
  • Problem classes
  • Research seminars
  • Virtual learning environment

Assessment Methods

  • Assessed coursework/tests
  • Enhanced coursework assessments
  • Oral presentation
  • Written examinations
  • Written project

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