- 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:
- Biostatistics and Statistical Genetics
- Environmental Statistics
- Computational Statistics and Inference
- Statistical Modelling
- Scholarship of Learning and Teaching in Statistics
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.