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    Hi all,

    I am an EU graduate in Mathematics and Computer Engineering (I graduated with the equivalent of a 2.1). I have been working in the software industry for 2.5 years, but I am considering a career shift to research in statistics, and thus I am considering the following three programmes:

    https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/postgrad/msc/
    https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/mathem...atistics/mres/
    https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgr...te/view&id=916

    My goal is to apply to a (funded) Ph.D. program afterwards, but I would consider to take a position in industry as well.

    I would like to hear opinions about the programmes and the universities, mainly about the quality of teaching, the quality and cost of life in those universities/cities, and industry and Ph.D. placements.

    Any help is very much appreciated!

    Thank you all for reading and replying.

    Regards,
    A future statistician
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    (Original post by fstatistician)
    Hi all,

    I am an EU graduate in Mathematics and Computer Engineering (I graduated with the equivalent of a 2.1). I have been working in the software industry for 2.5 years, but I am considering a career shift to research in statistics, and thus I am considering the following three programmes:

    https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/postgrad/msc/
    https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/mathem...atistics/mres/
    https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgr...te/view&id=916

    My goal is to apply to a (funded) Ph.D. program afterwards, but I would consider to take a position in industry as well.

    I would like to hear opinions about the programmes and the universities, mainly about the quality of teaching, the quality and cost of life in those universities/cities, and industry and Ph.D. placements.

    Any help is very much appreciated!

    Thank you all for reading and replying.

    Regards,
    A future statistician
    Costs can be easily found on the website. If you want to go into industry after work out where grads end up, what links the courses have with industry and what work and research opportunities there are. If you want to do a PhD also work out what networks or collaborations there are and if there are any potential supervisors you may want to work with or people who are linked with people you may want to work with.
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    Costs can be easily found on the website. If you want to go into industry after work out where grads end up, what links the courses have with industry and what work and research opportunities there are. If you want to do a PhD also work out what networks or collaborations there are and if there are any potential supervisors you may want to work with or people who are linked with people you may want to work with.
    Thank you for your answer.

    Of course I have already done this, but I would also like to hear personal experiences, if possible.

    Also, I forgot to mention but I am mainly interested in computational statistics and Bayesian methods.

    Regards.
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    (Original post by fstatistician)
    Thank you for your answer.

    Of course I have already done this, but I would also like to hear personal experiences, if possible.

    Also, I forgot to mention but I am mainly interested in computational statistics and Bayesian methods.

    Regards.
    Postgrads don't tend to stick around and this sort of decision is very personal to you. Most people will also only have gone to one uni so won't be able to compare. Good luck!
 
 
 
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