University of Bristol

University of Bristol


The course aims to provide a bridge for strong students between undergraduate and PhD study, allowing an increase in the depth and breadth of understanding in a range of topics in statistics and probability, and developing overall research perspective and vision before finalising an area of research. Through a range of core and optional taught units the MSc will develop your understanding of appropriate mathematical and statistical theory and equip you with the fundamental skills for the modelling and analysis of statistical problems. The research project will provide you with an opportunity to tackle a genuine statistical problem using a variety of theoretical, analytical, methodological and computational techniques.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree in mathematics, statistics, or in a subject with substantial statistical and/or mathematical content.

Course modules

Core units: Advanced time series; graphical modelling; monte carlo methods; nonparametric regression; stochastic processes; stochastic optimisation; research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Fionnuala Hill Postgraduate Student
Telephone number: 
0117 928 8658