This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Jouni Kuha COL. 8.04 and Dr Wai-Fung Lam COL. 6.09


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Statistics (Financial Statistics) (Research), MSc in Statistics (Research) and MSc in Statistics (Social 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

(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 28.1
Merit 21.9
Pass 37.5
Fail 12.5

Key facts

Department: Statistics

Total students 2016/17: 25

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

Controlled access 2016/17: 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