University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham


The MSc Statistics offers a modern advanced curriculum in statistics which will enable you to broaden and deepen your understanding of the subject and its applications. The programme will provide you with specific techniques and skills suitable for a professional career in statistics or as a solid basis for research in the area. Optional topics typically include generalised linear models, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, the bootstrap, multivariate analysis, spatial statistics, time series and forecasting, multilevel models, stochastic finance, and shape and image analysis. This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Entry requirements

Lower 2nd Class Honours degree, or its international equivalent, in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial mathematical content. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 6.0 in each element).

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced stochastic processes; applications of statistics; computational statistics; fundamentals of statistics; medical statistics; statistics dissertation; time series and forecasting; topics in biomedical statistics.

Assessment methods

The course is offered on a full-time basis over 1 year and comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits� worth of taught modules and a 60-credit research project. Modules are mainly delivered through lectures and example and /or problem classes for smaller groups. You will typically be assessed by an examination or coursework at the end of the semester in which a given module is taught. Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake a dissertation of 15,000-25,000 words. In this module, a substantial investigation will be carried out on a topic in statistics or probability. The study will be largely self-directed, although a supervisor will provide oversight and input where necessary. The topic will be chosen by agreement between yourself and your supervisor.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,010 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

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