Taught course

Statistics

Institution
University of Kent · School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2.2, with a substantial amount of mathematics at university level.

Months of entry

September

Course content


The MSc in Statistics is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and is excellent preparation for careers in any field requiring a strong statistical background.

The programme, which has recently been updated, trains professional statisticians for posts in industry, government, research and teaching. It provides a suitable preparation for careers in other fields requiring a strong statistical background. Core modules give a thorough grounding in modern statistical methods and there is the opportunity to choose additional topics to study.

Statistics at Kent provides:

  • a programme that gives you the opportunity to develop practical, mathematical and computing skills in statistics, while working on challenging and important problems relevant to a broad range of potential employers
  • teaching and supervision by staff who are research-active, with established reputations and who are accessible, supportive and genuinely interested in your work
  • advanced and accessible computing and other facilities
  • a congenial work atmosphere with pleasant surroundings, where you can socialise and discuss issues with a community of other students

Course structure

You undertake a substantial project in statistics, supervised by an experienced researcher. Some projects are focused on the analysis of particular complex data sets while others are more concerned with generic methodology.

You gain experience of analysing real data problems through practical classes and exercises. The programme includes training in the computer language R

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways. See http://www.kent.ac.uk/international-pathways/

Fees and funding

Funded by EPSRC CTA. Approx. 3 grants are available each year, covering fees and maintenance (UK applicants only) or fees only (other EU students).

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations80
Dissertation20 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Claire Carter, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Email
smsaspgadmin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
44 (0)1227 824133