Taught course

Statistics

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of Mathematics and Statistics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree with substantial mathematical and statistical components or a pass at an equivalent level in the Graduate Certificate.

Months of entry

September, June

Course content

About the course

This course prepares you for a career as a statistician. You’ll learn how to solve practical statistical problems and develop personal skills including presentation and time management. This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Your career

Our graduates go into finance, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. They work for government agencies and research institutes with major organisations such as First Direct, GlaxoSmithKline, Marks and Spencer, the Government Statistical Service and Medical Research Council units. Our courses can also prepare you for PhD-level research.

About us

Our academics are in demand. They are members of international societies and organisations, and they speak at conferences around the world. They bring new ideas into the classroom so you can see how research is improving on existing approaches. Our solar scientists were the first to record musical sounds created by vibrations in the sun’s atmosphere.

Our Statistical Services Unit works with industry, commerce and the public sector. The services they provide include consultancy, training courses and computer software development.

Different ways to study

You can study full-time over a year or part-time over two to three years via online distance learning. The MSc Mathematics is only available as a full-time course.

Core modules

Data Analysis; Statistical Laboratory; Linear Models; Dependent Data; Inference; Sampling, Design and Medical Statistics.

Teaching and assessment

There are lectures, tutorials and computing sessions. You’ll do group work, presentations and role play. Most statistics lectures are recorded so you can watch them again later.

The distance learning option is taught online with support via email and phone. Distance learners also come to the University for residential weeks. You’re assessed by exams, project work and a dissertation.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

You may be able to get funding from the University or an external company. Course-specific studentships may also be available. You should apply for these as soon as possible.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
distance learning
24-36 PT months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
postgrad-maths@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 3808