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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

MATH5871M Dissertation in Statistics

60 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Luisa Cutillo

Taught: 1 Jun to 30 Sep View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be able to:
a) be taught through research experience the planning, execution and maintenance of a statistics project;
b) present their project as a dissertation, which will be presented orally.

Skills outcomes
Transferable Skills:
- Literature search
- Mathematical type-setting
- Writing techniques
- Programming.


Each student will discuss with an individual supervisor a suitable research project. The title and objectives of the project will be approved by the Programme Manager.

As far as possible, the projects will reflect the particular interests of individual students.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Supervision Meetings61.006.00
Private study hours594.00
Total Contact hours6.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)600.00

Private study

Reading books and journal articles, writing mathematics, and performing computations and analyses as required by the research under the guidance of the supervisor.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress monitored through supervision meetings (6 x 1 hour).

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essayorally presented and examined100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:34


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