Postgraduate taught courses in Mathematics and Statistics

The School offers a number of taught postgraduate programmes.

Members of academic staff in the School of Mathematics and Statistics are also involved in the following interdisciplinary MSc programmes:

Programme structure

The five MSc programmes offered by the School consist of a taught part and a dissertation part.

The taught part equates to two semesters of lectures from September to May.

The dissertation part equates to a three-month period, ending in mid-August, in which you will write a 15,000-word dissertation.

The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) involves only the taught part and ends in May.

Specific details can be found on the webpages for the individual programme or in the University's Postgraduate Prospectus.

Entry requirements

Details of minimum academic entry requirements can be found on the webpages for the individual programme.

RSS accreditation

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) has accredited the MSc programmes in Statistics, in Applied Statistics and Data Mining, and in Data-Intensive Analysis.

Subject to fulfilling the necessary requirements in the taught and dissertation parts, graduates of these programmes are entitled to apply to the Society for the professional status of Graduate Statistician (GradStat) without the need for further examination.


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Further study in St Andrews

Students who have completed their MSc studies may choose to apply for the School's PhD programme.