The course

UCAS code
G300
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The applications of statistical modelling range from economics and medicine, to social and environmental sciences. Our BSc in Statistical Modelling provides a blend of both theoretical and applied elements of modern statistics, and aims to give students the training in modelling, analysing and interpreting real data that is required in the economy, industry and research. The first two years of the programme cover basic mathematics, probability and statistics. The final two years focus on specialist topics of statistical modelling and advanced courses in Probability and Stochastic Processes. A variety of statistical computer packages are used.

Teaching excellence and student satisfaction

95% of our 2015 graduates reported in the National Student Survey that they were satisfied overall with their course.

Read more about the BSc Statistical Modelling course.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Descriptive Statistics; Introduction to Probability; Calculus; Algebra; Introduction to statistical packages and options from a wide choice, including economics and finance subjects.

Year 2

Statistics; Probability; Multivariable Calculus; Linear Algebra; Real Analysis and options from a wide choice, including actuarial subjects.

Year 3

Statistical Inference; Linear and Generalised Linear Models; Stochastic Processes; Analysis of Data; Bayesian Statistics; Survival Models; Statistical Methods for Social Sciences and options from a wide choice, including actuarial and mathematics subjects.

Year 4

Time Series; Simulation and Statistical Computing; Further Statistical Methods; Special Topics in Statistical Modelling (e.g. in Epidemiology, Ecology or Finance); dissertation and options from a wide choice, including actuarial, financial and mathematics subjects.

More in-depth information on the content of the courses listed above, how they are assessed and the learning outcomes can be accessed via our current student portal.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Statistical Modelling students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 72% are working
  • 11% are studying
  • 2% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 85% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £21000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £22000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Sales occupations
  • Elementary occupations
  • Skilled trades occupations

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB including Mathematics at A
  • A-Levels AAB including Mathematics at A
  • Int. Baccalaureate 28 points with higher level Mathematics at 6
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Level 3 at DDD including sufficient Mathematics

Year 2

  • A-Levels AAA including Mathematics
  • Advanced Highers AAB Including Mathematics at A plus excellent Highers or Scottish Baccalaureate
  • Int. Baccalaureate 30 points with higher level Mathematics at 7
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) Level 3 at DDD including sufficient Mathematics 

Additional information

  • To find out about the difference between the 3 and 4 year honours programmes, please watch our video to help you decide which route is best for your qualifications and experience so far.
  • We also accept the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) at D in place of one A-Level, however it cannot replace a subject specific requirement unless relevant.

 

 

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £13,770

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

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