In this digital and data-rich era the demand for statistics graduates from industry, the public sector and academia is high, yet the pool of such graduates is small. The recent growth of data science has increased the awareness of the importance of statistics, with the analysis of data and interpretation of the results firmly embedded within this newly recognised field.
The syllabus combines rigorous statistical theory with wider hands-on practical experience of applying statistical models to data. In particular the programme includes:
- classical and Bayesian ideologies
- computational statistics
- data analysis of a range of models and applications
Graduates of the Statistics with Data Science programme from The University of Edinburgh will be in high demand. It is anticipated that the majority of students will be employed as statisticians within private and public institutions providing statistical advice/consultancy.
Trained statisticians are in high demand both in public and private institutions. This programme will provide graduates with the necessary statistical skills, able to handle and analyse different forms of data, interpret the results and effectively communicate the conclusions obtained.
Graduates will have a deep knowledge of the underlying statistical principles coupled with practical experience of implementing the statistical techniques using standard software across a range of application areas, ensuring they are ideally placed for a range of different job opportunities.
The degree is also excellent preparation for further study in statistics or data science.
This MSc is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS).
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- Bayesian Data Analysis
- Bayesian Theory
- Generalised Regression Models
- Incomplete Data Analysis
- Statistical Programming
- Statistical Research Skills
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesMathematics Statistics Data Science & Big Data View 166 other Masters in Statistics in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a numerate discipline such as mathematics, engineering, computer science, physical or biological sciences, economics or business.
- Your degree must have included substantial mathematics content, including calculus (including calculus of several variables), linear algebra, probability, statistics and statistical theory. Detailed information is available from the School of Mathematics website.
- You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements.
International25100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 12 months.
National13700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13700 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/EU: £6,850
- International: £12,550
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- School of Mathematics funding
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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