# The Second Year Project

All MSc students are required to complete a project, or sustained, independent investigation over the second year. The project is a full module and is carried out over eleven months, from October 1 at the beginning of the second year, to the following September 1. The project is intended to show that, with some guidance, a student is able to tackle a substantive problem requiring an analysis using statistical, stochastic modelling or operational research methods, and can give a well-organized, clear exposition of the problem, the analysis and the conclusions, in terms that can be understood by a non-specialist, but with sufficient detail to allow the results to be replicated by an expert. A more detailed specification of the MSc project module is given here.

Guidance notes for project report