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APPLIED STATISTICS (MSC)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £4450.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This programme has been specially designed to meet the personal and career development needs of people who want to continue working, or gain valuable interning experience, while also studying in the evening. Many of our students are involved in data analysis, the interpretation of statistics, the optimal design and control of systems, and the modelling and prediction of time-dependent phenomena. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by committed, enthusiastic students from all backgrounds, careers and cultures. This programme is ideal if you are considering a career move into statistics, or if your work already involves aspects of data collection and exploration, the interpretation of statistics, or the modelling and forecasting of time-dependent phenomena.

The course covers both the theory and the application of modern statistical and mathematical modelling techniques to applied problems in industry, public services, commerce and research. It proceeds from a strong theoretical background, but it is practically oriented to develop your ability to tackle new and non-standard problems confidently. The mutual dependence of practice and theory is emphasised throughout the course.

All students are initially registered on the MSc Applied Statistics. After a common first year of core modules in theoretical and applied statistics, the second year allows you to orient your programme of studies towards your own particular interests and career objectives.

This programme has been specially designed to meet the personal and career development needs of people who want to continue working, or gain valuable interning experience, while also studying in the evening. Many of our students are involved in data analysis, the interpretation of statistics, the optimal design and control of systems, and the modelling and prediction of time-dependent...

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Course Content

The core modules in the first year provide a broad education and training in statistics at postgraduate level, while the second-year option modules and project may be selected to further your own interests and career objectives.

YEAR 1

You take two core modules. These cover: probability and distribution theory; statistical inference; Markov chains; introductory time series and forecasting; multiple linear regression; generalised linear modelling; experimental design. You will apply the theory and principles that you learn to the analysis and modelling of data in a wide range of contexts and gain experience in the use of a statistical package such as R. The first year corresponds to the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics.

YEAR 2

Normally, you choose four modules worth 15 credits each, offered from the broad areas of:

  • further applied statistics (eg topics in Bayesian statistics, advanced multivariate analysis, computational statistics)
  • operational research (eg topics in optimisation, forecasting and stochastic methods of operational research).

You also complete a project (60 credits) - a sustained, independent investigation involving the application of statistical techniques to a specific problem.

To gain an MSc in Applied Statistics and Operational Research, you must satisfactorily complete the compulsory modules in operational research.

CORE MODULES

  • Probability and Stochastic Modelling
  • Statistical Analysis

INDICATIVE OPTION MODULES

  • Analysis of Dependent Data
  • Bayesian Methods
  • Computational Statistics
  • Individually Prescribed Reading Course Applied Statistics
  • Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
  • Statistical Learning
  • Stochastic Systems: Theory, Methods and Applications

The core modules in the first year provide a broad education and training in statistics at postgraduate level, while the second-year option modules and project may be selected to further your own interests and career objectives. YEAR 1 You take two core modules. These cover: probability and distribution theory; statistical inference; Markov chains; introductory time series...

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 2 years

October, 2020

£4450.00

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Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Apply now to secure your place and allow enough time for the application and enrolment process. You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

COURSE SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A second-class honours degree or above, with mathematics or statistics as a main subject.

Other degrees or professional qualifications may also be acceptable, such as the Birkbeck Graduate Certificate in Statistics or the Graduate Diploma of the Royal Statistical Society.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. Some courses may require higher scores, particularly in the following subject areas:

  • arts management
  • cultural studies
  • development studies
  • film and media
  • geography
  • history
  • law
  • organizational psychology
  • psychology.

Please carefully check the Course-Specific Entry Requirements on your chosen programme for details of higher English language entry requirements.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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