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Project Applied Statistics


  • Credit value: 60 credits at Level 7
  • Assessment: a written project report (80%) and an oral presentation (20%)

Module description

This module will give you the opportunity of undertaking a sustained, independent investigation involving the application of methods of statistics, operational research or financial engineering to a specific problem. You will write up and present the results and conclusions of the investigation in a report that can be understood by a non-specialist, but with sufficient detail for the results to be replicated by a specialist in the field.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should have demonstrated:

  • breadth of knowledge of different methods and techniques of statistical analysis, operational research, or stochastic modelling, and the ability to decide when and how they should be used in the sustained investigation of a practical problem
  • the ability to abstract the essentials of a practical problem and formulate it as a mathematical or statistical model in a way that facilitates its analysis and solution
  • a working knowledge of available numerical and statistical software relevant for the proposed analysis and the ability to use an appropriate package or programming language
  • the ability to complete a substantial and sustained piece of investigation
  • the ability to incorporate the results of such an investigation involving technical analysis into a clearly written report that may be understood by a non-specialist
  • communication and presentation skills tailored to a designated audience.