What is... Statistics (Applied)?
The programme Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics (DT9002) is a one-year part-time programme, delivered by the School of Mathematical Sciences. Classes are held in the evenings so that study can be balanced with work and personal life. This programme studies a range of modern topics in statistics at Postgraduate Certificate level. The programme is suitable for participants who wish to learn statistics for the first time or to build on their existing knowledge and skills set. The programme will be a blend of underlying theory and practice with an emphasis on the use of modern software packages, such as R. Participants will build on the skills required to understand the value and practical usage of statistical models, interpret and challenge results and have the ability to formulate and communicate the objectives of a statistical data analysis. Researchers who use statistical analysis and modelling techniques are also suitable for this programme.
The programme Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics comprises four taught modules. The programme is associated with a student work load of 30 ECTS credits. All modules are core and learning is supported by the use of software, group learning, supported practical sessions, and the student library and study facilities.