Applied Statistics (online) at University of Strathclyde - UCAS

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Course summary

Our online MSc in Applied Statistics is a conversion course, offering the opportunity to develop skills in statistics and data analysis even if you have never studied statistics before. You'll be supported through this three-year part-time programme by members of staff who work directly with industry to develop skills which are relevant to current areas of research including population health and medicine, animal and plant health, finance and business. Modules are delivered entirely online, giving students the flexibility to study at times that suit them. Over the three years, our students gain skills in: problem solving; analysis and manipulation of complex data; the use of statistical software for data analysis and reporting; effective communication of statistics.


Throughout your studies you will take 80 credits of compulsory taught classes and 40 credits of taught elective classes In your final year, you'll also undertake your MSc Project (60 credits) Compulsory classes Foundations of Probability & Statistics; Data Analytics in R; Statistical Modelling & Analysis; Financial Econometrics; Financial Stochastic Processes; Research project Elective classes Quantitative Risk Analysis; Survey Design & Analysis; Medical Statistics; Effective Statistical Consultancy; Bayesian Spatial Statistics; Machine Learning for Data Analytics; Big Data Fundamentals; Big Data Tools & Techniques

Assessment method

All assessment will be undertaken online. The assessment will take the form of large-scale projects where you’ll be asked to demonstrate your knowledge on a real-world data set. Projects will involve writing code, interpreting statistical outputs, and producing a report, or presentation outlining the findings from your analysis. Group work may be undertaken in some classes.

Entry requirements

Minimum second-class Honours degree or overseas equivalent. Mathematical training to A Level or equivalent standard. Prospective students with relevant experience or appropriate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply. For Australia and Canada, normal degrees in relevant disciplines are accepted. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

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Applied Statistics (online) at University of Strathclyde - UCAS