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In a society that is increasingly data-driven, having the skills to conduct appropriate analysis and deliver robust conclusions is valuable across almost every industry. Designed for students from a wide range of quantitative backgrounds, this course will equip you for a lucrative statistical career in any sector that interests you.

The course will develop your practical and technical skills through analytical work based on real-world situations, from areas as diverse as social sciences, medicine or sport. You will explore the techniques employed in modern statistical research and, for the practical element, you will use industry-standard statistical software for the analysis of complex data.

As important as the analysis itself, you will learn to choose the most suitable statistical model for the type of data you’re faced with, and to communicate your conclusions clearly and succinctly. These aptitudes are part of a suite of transferable skills you’ll develop, including problem-solving and self-reflection, which will set you up to progress quickly in your statistical career.

Our MSc Statistics course is taught by academics with an international reputation for quality research. You will be part of our vibrant mathematics community, and you will be encouraged to engage with staff research and access our valuable network of partners and contacts.

In a society that is increasingly data-driven, having the skills to conduct appropriate analysis and deliver robust conclusions is valuable across almost every industry. Designed for students from a wide range of quantitative backgrounds, this course will equip you for a lucrative statistical career in any sector that interests you.

The course will develop your practical and technical skills through analytical work based on real-world situations, from areas as diverse as social sciences, medicine or sport. You will explore the techniques employed in modern statistical research and, for the practical element, you will use industry-standard statistical software for the analysis of complex data.

As important as the analysis itself, you will learn to choose the most suitable statistical model for the type of data you’re faced with, and to communicate your conclusions clearly and succinctly. These aptitudes are part of a suite of transferable skills you’ll develop, including problem-solving and self-reflection, which will set you up to progress quickly in your statistical career.

Our MSc Statistics course is taught by academics with an international reputation for quality research. You will be part of our vibrant mathematics community, and you will be encouraged to engage with staff research and access our valuable network of partners and contacts.

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time

Department
Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

Videos / Statistics

Watch Dr Pete Philipson, Head of Mathematics and Statistics, discuss the Statistics Masters in a Minute (or so), and then view our wider department video to get a feel for where you could be studying.

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Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops, housed both in traditional and computer lab-based settings.

You will develop technical and practical skills by a combination of analytical and practical work, couched in real-world situations. We will demonstrate some of the techniques employed in modern statistical research and, for the practical element, you will use statistical software in the analysis of complex data. We will support you to take an independent approach to problem solving and you’ll develop skills in computer programming and data analysis using a range of specialist applications.

This course assumes you have experience of study at final year undergraduate level or professional equivalent, so that you are able to manage your time and direct your own research into topics that interest you. We will encourage discussions and debates on emerging methods and contentious issues to stimulate your independent learning, and foster a spirit of research curiosity.

Student profiles / Statistics

Watch MSc Statistics students Angela and James tell us about their experience of the course.

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Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Statistics at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course, get a tour of the facilities and discover your funding options.

You’ll learn from a team of leading mathematicians and statisticians.

Our internationally diverse teaching team come from a wide range of backgrounds and have a wealth of experience between them. They have expertise and experience in areas from medical statistics to distribution theory, from sequential surveillance to modelling data for sports predictions; knowledge that you can draw on for your final Masters Project.

Teaching staff / Statistics

Here are just a few of the world-leading academics who will be sharing their knowledge with you on this course. Click through to 'All staff profiles' to explore the full list.

Book an Open Day / Experience Statistics

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Statistics at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course, get a tour of the facilities and discover your funding options.

Technology will play a big part in your learning and is embedded throughout the course. You will benefit from an extensive range of specialist facilities to support all aspects of your studies.

You will spend much of your time in our new Maths Hub computing area. The hub is equipped with the latest statistical software for data handling and coding, including R and WinBugs, plus typesetting software such as LaTeX and Beamer. Several of the faculty’s computer rooms are open 24 hours a day, and offer technology to support collaborative working.

The faculty also houses powerful maths servers and ‘Oswald’, a High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, which you may be able to use for Big Data analysis as part of your major project.

You will also be able to use the university’s online resources to support your studies, including the e-learning portal where you can access course materials and develop discussions with your peers. You will have access to module material, relevant typesetting and analysis software, as well as library resources through our remote access services.

Our 24-hour University Library holds Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation and offers a range of spaces to suit your working style.

Facilities / Statistics

Explore the world class facilities available across the department, and discover more about our CSE-accredited University Library.

Book an Open Day / Experience Statistics

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Statistics at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course, get a tour of the facilities and discover your funding options.

As a Masters student you will develop your research skills to a new and higher level, as part of a thriving research community in Applied Statistics and beyond.

Our research focuses on the development and application of statistical models to real-life problems from fields such as health, social science and medicine. We use our research expertise to inform our teaching, ensuring that your learning is always at the cutting edge of developments in the field of statistics.

Examples of current and recent research include disease mapping, survival analysis and evaluation of crime prevention strategies.

Your research-rich experience will culminate in the final project, during which you will work closely with a member of the Applied Statistics team to undertake substantial research providing new or enhanced knowledge. You will need to process data, formulate models, carry out appropriate analyses, critique your findings and disseminate your results in terms understandable to a non-specialist – all vital elements when using statistics in industry.

Throughout the course you will also be invited to attend seminars and talks by invited speakers from industry or researchers from the wider faculty, which will deepen your appreciation for the versatility of statistics.

Research

Book an Open Day / Experience Statistics

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Statistics at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course, get a tour of the facilities and discover your funding options.

An MSc in statistics opens up a range of career options within business, industry, higher education or research institutes.

The course content is aligned to the requirements of the Royal Statistical Society and is regularly reviewed against professional benchmarks. As such you will develop a range of high level theoretical, analytical and computational statistics skills that will enable you to meet your career aspirations, whether you’re new to statistics or already working in a related field.

You’ll also enhance your employability by developing strong transferable skills, especially with respect to communicating ideas in written and spoken forms, personal time management, problem solving abilities and independent learning skills.

Working on group projects based on real world scenarios is the perfect grounding for your future career, exposing you to the diverse experiences of peers, awareness of business practice and appreciation of how statistical consultancy operates in practice.

During the course we’ll also encourage you to build a network of professional contacts by attending events such as the Royal Statistical Society North Eastern Local Group seminar series, or with Data Science North East. This will provide insight into potential future developments in professional practice, and allow you to seize any opportunity that presents itself.

Book an Open Day / Experience Statistics

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Statistics at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course, get a tour of the facilities and discover your funding options.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a subject with significant quantitative content. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

Full UK Fee: £8,190

Full EU Fee: £8,190

Full International Fee: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

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