This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Wai-Fung Lam COL.6.09 and Prof Fiona Steele COL.7.08


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 September.

(50 page limit).

Student performance results

(2011/12 - 2013/14 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 26.9
Merit 30.8
Pass 26.9
Fail 15.4

Key facts

Department: Statistics

Total students 2014/15: 13

Average class size 2014/15: Unavailable

Controlled access 2014/15: 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