This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Fiona Steele COL.7.08 and Dr Yining Chen COL.2.04


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Statistics (Financial Statistics) (Research) and MSc in Statistics (Research). This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

Independent project work on a subject chosen by the student.


Dissertation (100%) in August.

(50 page limit).

Student performance results

(2012/13 - 2014/15 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 22.6
Merit 25.8
Pass 35.5
Fail 16.1

Key facts

Department: Statistics

Total students 2015/16: 10

Average class size 2015/16: Unavailable

Controlled access 2015/16: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills