ST312      Half Unit
Applied Statistics Project

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Yunxiao Chen


This course is available on the BSc in Actuarial Science, BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics and BSc in Mathematics, Statistics and Business. This course is not available as an outside option nor to General Course students.


Students must have completed Elementary Statistical Theory (ST102). This course is suitable for third-year students.

Course content

Students will produce a project involving a critical investigation and collation of statistical data on a topic of their own interest.


This course will be delivered through a combination of workshops and seminars totalling a minimum of 11 hours across Michaelmas term and 2 hours of workshops in the Summer term. Students on this course will have a research week in week 6 where they can look up data sources for their assessed project.

Formative coursework

Oral presentation at the end of MT.

Indicative reading,,



Project (90%) and presentation (10%) in the ST.

Key facts

Department: Statistics

Total students 2020/21: Unavailable

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Capped 2020/21: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills