Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi,

    Is anyone here doing this course? I believe this is the first year it is running and I'm interested to hear feedback from current students re. what the course content is like, how demanding the course is, standard of lecturing, career prospects etc.

    I'm considering doing this course as it seems to have a very applied focus but I'm slightly hesitant seeing as it is a new course.

    Any feedback would be great!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm doing it this year and I believe it's at least the second year its been running.

    I'm enjoying it a lot and it seems to be fairly organised and from what I've heard there are far less complaints in our department than for most other postgrad degrees. It's a fairly small course so you get to know people (students and tutors) quite well and there's always someone to ask. there's lot of lab works and always more than 1 person there to help you with the programmes.
    Most of the work so far is modelling and report writing, which is fairly applied. You do your own analysis (more or less guided, depending on the specific module). We basically have classes (lecture plus labs) basically everyday for the whole afternoon and then some classes in the morning depending on your module choice. Depending on whether or not you have a Stats background it might be worth doing the MSc Stats to. The Applied one has an introductory module in the first 4 weeks, as its not solely intended for people witha stats background. Aside from this module, you can do all the same modules when you're doing the MSc Stats as you would for the Applied Degree + you have some more choice. Generally, I'm very happy with my choice. They definitely make sure you learn to use to packages you are likely to use in businesses as well as the more academic packages (R, basically). Also, as some of this software can be a bit "unstable" you can get laptops from the department to borrow for the year - they even bought new ones at short notice when they saw that we needed more. Therefore: It's a very good course.

    (I realise this might have been a slightly unorganised description ... oh well, ask,if you want to know any more)
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by rizzo)
    I'm doing it this year and I believe it's at least the second year its been running.

    I'm enjoying it a lot and it seems to be fairly organised and from what I've heard there are far less complaints in our department than for most other postgrad degrees. It's a fairly small course so you get to know people (students and tutors) quite well and there's always someone to ask. there's lot of lab works and always more than 1 person there to help you with the programmes.
    Most of the work so far is modelling and report writing, which is fairly applied. You do your own analysis (more or less guided, depending on the specific module). We basically have classes (lecture plus labs) basically everyday for the whole afternoon and then some classes in the morning depending on your module choice. Depending on whether or not you have a Stats background it might be worth doing the MSc Stats to. The Applied one has an introductory module in the first 4 weeks, as its not solely intended for people witha stats background. Aside from this module, you can do all the same modules when you're doing the MSc Stats as you would for the Applied Degree + you have some more choice. Generally, I'm very happy with my choice. They definitely make sure you learn to use to packages you are likely to use in businesses as well as the more academic packages (R, basically). Also, as some of this software can be a bit "unstable" you can get laptops from the department to borrow for the year - they even bought new ones at short notice when they saw that we needed more. Therefore: It's a very good course.

    (I realise this might have been a slightly unorganised description ... oh well, ask,if you want to know any more)

    Hi,

    I have got the offer from this program and would like to get more information of the courses. If there will be collaboration with industry, which areas are most of the projects covered (finance,biology.etc)?

    Look forward to any feedback
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I have applied for MSc. Applied Statistics and Datamining and I am waiting.
    Look forward to any feedback.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Will you be richer or poorer than your parents?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.