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Taught Postgraduate Degrees

MSc in Statistical Science

The Master of Science in Statistical Science [previously called 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 theory and methods.

The MSc 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, implement the analysis on a computer and communicate your results clearly and succinctly.

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Oxford Master’s in Mathematical Sciences

We are now accepting applications for entry in October 2018 for the new Oxford Master’s in Mathematical Sciences (OMMS), run jointly between the Mathematical Institute and Department of Statistics. This is a new opportunity for students from around the world to receive a broad and flexible training in mathematical sciences, essential for research and innovation in the 21st century. The Master’s spans interdisciplinary applications of mathematics as well as recognizing fundamental questions and themes. Oxford has a world-class reputation in the Mathematical Sciences, and this Master’s offers students the opportunity to work with an international group of peers, including other mathematical leaders of the future.

The Master’s draws on courses in mathematics, statistics and computer science: from number theory, geometry and algebra to genetics and cryptography; from probability and mathematical geoscience to data mining and machine learning. Students can choose from many different pathways, tailoring the programme to their individual interests and requirements.

Examples of pathways include:

  • research in fundamental mathematics,
  • data science,
  • interdisciplinary research in fluid and solid mechanics,
  • mathematical biology
  • industrially focused mathematical modelling,
  • (stochastic) partial differential equations

See here for more information and here to apply. Women in Technology Scholarships

Supporting female students is a particular priority for us in the Department of Statistics, particularly on courses where women have historically been underrepresented. We are delighted that, due to the support of, the University can offer 10 scholarships to female Home/EU students studying MScs in mathematics, statistics and computer science in 2018-19. The scholarships will cover both fees and a stipend at the level of the national minimum doctoral stipend as set by the research councils. Scholarships are available to female applicants for the following MScs:

  •  MSc Mathematical Sciences (OMMS)
  • MSc Statistical Science
  • MSc Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science
  • MSc Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
  • MSc Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Software Engineering
  • MSc Software and Systems Security

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the Friday 19th January 2018 deadline for your course. Selection is expected to take place by the end of April 2018. If you fulfil the eligibility criteria, you will be automatically considered for these scholarships.