The University of St Andrews

Applied Statistics and Data Mining

University of St Andrews
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Rank: 3 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: University of St Andrews


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/06

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £17600

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This is a commercially relevant programme of study providing students with the statistical data analysis skills needed for business, commerce and other applications. The programme is aimed at individuals with a good degree containing quantitative elements, who wish to gain statistical data analysis skills relevant to business, commerce and other applications. The programme offers preparation for commercial data analysis, a commercially relevant course of study that has content aligned with the requirements of partners in the commercial analysis sector and strongly applied bias, with an emphasis on application in the commercial sector. Dissertation topics are generated in part by our commercial partners. Teaching is usually within widespread commercial, rather than research, software packages for example SAS and SPSS. Teaching consists of a mixture of short, intense courses with a large proportion of continuous assessment and more traditional lecture courses with end of semester exams.


Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in Mathematics, Statistics or in an area with substantive mathematical or statistical content. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, please see the university's international entry requirements.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0

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About this university

International students

Some 45% of student come from outside the UK with one-eighth coming from other EU countries and around 15% from North America. Within the Student Services department can be found the International Student Advisors who help non-UK students with matters such as immigration and visas as well as support to learn English. They are also on hand to assist with matters concerning living in the UK and working while studying at St Andrews. Student life comes under the organisation of the University of St Andrews Student Association, which was founded in 1885 and it made up of the Students’ Representative Council and the Students’ Union Council as well as nine sub-committees for the various interests. There are over 140 student societies to become involved with including the Union Debating Society, which holds weekly public debates in the Lower Parliament Hall and is often visited by notable speakers. Student media also has strong traditions in the university with two newspapers and other student run publications, a radio station and independent websites. The Music Society organises the many student run musical groups including the symphony orchestra and chorus. One of the oldest groups is the Madrigal Group that performs an annual concert each year as well as a summer tour. In sports, there are around 60 different clubs under the Athletic Union including the Rugby Football Club that played a key role in the development of a number of international players.

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