This information is for the 2020/21 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Jouni Kuha COL. 8.04, Prof Wai-Fung Lam COL. 6.09 and Dr Konstantinos Kalogeropoulos COL. 6.10


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

(2016/17 - 2018/19 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 35.4
Merit 35.4
Pass 27.1
Fail 2.1

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Statistics

Total students 2019/20: 7

Average class size 2019/20: Unavailable

Controlled access 2019/20: 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