Postgraduate taught 

Advanced Statistics MSc



  • To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits. This is a project chosen by you to investigate a challenging statistical problem, where you will investigate the background to the project; identify relevant statistical methodology, formulate and implement an appropriate analysis plan, present your work orally and in a dissertation.
  • The project will integrate the subject knowledge and generic skills that you will acquire during your Masters.
  • We offer a wide range of projects, and each student is allocated an individual project. We take your preferences into account when we allocate the projects.
  • You will also have the opportunity to propose your own project, subject to academic approval.

Please find below some example projects:

  • From DNA sequences to phylogenetic trees to the Bayesian skyline plot
  • Bayesian model selection in systems biology

For students hoping to continue into research, we have five major research groups:

Most MSc students choose projects offered by these groups, giving them an opportunity to go on to PhD study. You can find details of our research here.