Theoretical Statistics and Probability (S04) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Theoretical Statistics and Probability (S04)

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Course summary

This certificate teaches the theory that underpins statistical inference and probability, equipping you to understand the assumptions and limitations of a range of statistical models. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the theory you need as a professional statistician. Study the mathematical theory underlying methods and concepts used in practical statistical analyses while learning to develop probability models and investigate their properties. Key features of the course

  • Cover analytical approaches, classical and Bayesian statistics and the underpinning mathematical theory
  • Learn about distribution theory and a range of probabilistic models
  • Understand the theory behind statistical inference
  • Gain the skills to comment critically on analyses and model choices


This certificate has one stage, comprising 60 credits: You’ll study two 30-credit modules.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You must have an undergraduate degree with a substantial amount of mathematical and/or statistical content. You need a high degree of mathematical competence in the following areas: logarithmic and exponential functions calculus (including Taylor series) algebra (including manipulation of inequalities) matrices In addition, you’ll need a working knowledge of the following statistical topics: histograms and scatterplots normal, Poisson and binomial distributions the central limit theorem point estimation maximum likelihood estimation confidence intervals hypothesis testing simple linear regression correlation

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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Theoretical Statistics and Probability (S04) at Open University - UCAS