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MSc in Applied Statistics    Back

University of Oxford Course Type: Master taught Start Date: October
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom Duration: Full time - 12 Months Fees/total cost: EUR 13,653.23 (GBP 10,118.00) - EUR 29,286.03 (GBP 21,703.00)


About the course

The MSc in Applied Statistics is a twelve-month full-time taught master’s degree running from October to September each academic year. The MSc has a particular focus on modern computationally-intensive methods and their use in the analysis of data.

The MSc in Applied Statistics will aim to train you to solve real-world statistical problems. When completing the course you should be able to choose an appropriate statistical method to solve a given problem of data analysis and communicate your results clearly and succinctly. The course aims to equip you with the computational skills to carry through the analysis and answer the problem as presented.

The MSc is designed to provide a broad but high-level training in applied statistics, computational statistics and statistical methods. These topics are taught through mathematically demanding lectures and problems classes. There is extensive hands-on experience of analysis of real data through practical classes. There is also a dissertation on an applied project. You will have approximately three months to work on your dissertation under the supervision of an academic in the department.

You will be assessed on your performance in written examinations around May, through your work in the assessed practicals set throughout the year, and by the quality and depth of your dissertation.

Core topics in the taught element of the course include statistical theory and methods, statistical computing, R programming, statistical data mining and machine learning, and advanced simulation. There are in addition a number of standard and advanced options in topics which vary from year to year. In recent years these have included survival analysis, stochastic models in mathematical genetics and actuarial science.

From 2016/2017, the Department of Statistics is changing the way that the MSc in Applied Statistics is delivered. There will be some changes to the course content, with more emphasis on computational statistics and statistical machine learning; more opportunity for students to take courses from the MMath Mathematics and Statistics degree; and enhanced class support. The assessment structure will remain the same as in previous years. Further information is available on the Department of Statistics website.

Masters - Full time

Start date:
12 Months
Teaching method:
Oxford, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EUR 13,653.23 (GBP 10,118.00)
EUR 29,286.03 (GBP 21,703.00)
Additional Information:
Fees 2016/17: Home/EU £7,185 (tuition fee) + £2,933 (college fee); Overseas £18,770 (tuition fee) + £2,933 (college fee).
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Academic Administrator
Department of Statistics
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Last update: 05/07/2016