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School of Mathematics

Find out more about data science related programmes offered by the School of Mathematics

MSc Statistics with Data Science | MSc in Operational Research with Data Science | MSc in Statistics and Operational Research

The School of Mathematics has several MSc programmes relating to data science: Statistics with Data Science; Operational Research (OR) with Data Science; and Statistics and Operational Research. Each programme has its own distinctive focus but with the common aims of developing the analytical, computational and modelling skills of students within a rigorous mathematical/statistical framework.

The MSc Statistics/OR with Data Science provides a strong foundation in the basic discipline of Statistics or OR with additional breadth in mathematical sciences and computing; while the MSc Statistics and OR provides a core focus on the natural combination of analytical skills. In addition to the academic content, there is also an emphasis on the interpersonal and communication skills which are key for a future career in industry (for example consulting, banking, finance, telecommunications, government organisations) and further studies and research.

Students come from diverse backgrounds such as mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, engineering economics, business and other quantitative disciplines.

Full details are available on the School of Mathematics web pages

PhD in the Maxwell Institute Graduate School in Analysis and its Applications

The Maxwell Institute Graduate School in Analysis and its Applications (MIGSAA) offers an integrated PhD programme covering all aspects of mathematical analysis and its applications. It is particularly relevant to students interested in approaches to problems of data science using techniques of mathematical analysis which search for and elicit hidden structure in large sets via either deterministic or probabilistic means. The programme is a fully-funded four-year integrated PhD, jointly administered with Heriot-Watt University, and leads to a jointly awarded degree upon completion. Successful graduates will be expecting to continue a career in academic research or to engage in a career in areas of the information technology industry where mathematicians are in high demand.

Students with a good honours degree (or expecting to obtain such) or masters degree in the mathematical sciences, and with an interest in this exciting area are strongly encouraged to apply.

Further information is available from the Maxwell Institute