Taught course

Statistics

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Mathematics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements are at least a good upper second class honours degree from a UK University, or the equivalent from an overseas University, in Mathematics or in a subject with significant mathematical content. Students should also have a sound background of basic probability and statistics in their degree, at least up to the second year level of a Mathematics degree in the UK. Specialist knowledge of finance for the Financial Statistics pathway is not required.

We would encourage you to look through our MSc Statistics Expected Background before applying.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Mathematics
Email
pgt-maths@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 275 0174