MSc. Applied Statistics and Datamining
This programme differs from our MSc. in Statistics by being strongly applied with an emphasis on application in the commercial sector. The programme focuses on the specific tools and methods that are useful and sought-after in current real-world data analysis and are largely taught within widespread commercial, rather than research, software packages e.g. SAS, SPSS.
Tools are taught to cope with data that is messy and does not conform nicely to traditional methods and their rigid assumptions – the types of data most frequently encountered. The overarching goals are pragmatic solutions that provide defensible recommendations for clients, employers or researchers.
There is great demand within the job market for competent data analysts – the emphasis being on practical data manipulation, analysis and interpretation, rather than theoretical or methodological developments.
Additionally there is requirement within applied analysis for familiarity with very recent methods that are not provided within typical statistics syllabuses. Graduates from this programme would be seeking employment as an analyst within a company, research body, government, or as a statistical consultant.
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