ST303 Half Unit
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
This course is available on the BSc in Actuarial Science and BSc in Mathematics, Statistics and Business. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. This course is not available to General Course students.
Course capped at 60.
Students must have completed:
EITHER Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference (ST202) OR Probability and Distribution Theory (ST206)
AND Stochastic Processes (ST302).
While the course ST306 is not a formal pre-requisite some examples from this course will be used. Students that have not taken ST306 might have to do a bit of extra reading to familiarise themselves with them.
An introduction to using R for stochastic simulation as well as methods of simulating random variables, complicated quantities involving several random variables and paths of stochastic processes. Applications will focus on examples from insurance and finance.
This course will be delivered through a combination of classes, lectures, help and demonstration sessions totalling a minimum of 30 hours in the Lent Term. This year, some of this teaching may be delivered through a combination of virtual classes and flipped-lectures delivered as short online videos.
Weekly exercises usually involving computing.
- Introducing Monte Carlo methods with R (main reference), by G. Robert and G. Casella.
- Stochastic Simulation, Algorithms and Analysis by S. Asmussen.
- Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering by P. Glasserman.
Project (40%) in the LT.
Project (60%) in the ST.
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Student performance results
(2018/19 - 2020/21 combined)
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 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 differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching 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.
Total students 2020/21: 29
Average class size 2020/21: 15
Capped 2020/21: Yes (60)
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills