Do I stand chances geting into MSc Statistical Science at Oxford Watch

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I achieved MSc Economics with distinction (straight 70+ in all subjects) from the LSE a decade ago. I worked as an economist for 6 years. I am 37 years ago.

8 years ago I decided that I want to further my studies in the field of analytics. At that time the field of data science and machine learning is not as hype as today. So I decided to do a PhD from Management Department since I see people in MIS study analytics. But when I get in, I find out that that is not the kind of analytics I would like to study. I want to learn how to actually do analytics, not socio-economic factors which surround analytics. Anyway I managed to obtain that PhD.

Now I want to learn how to actually do analytics. MSc Statistical Science at Oxford seem to be really appealing to do as I want to approach machine learning from statistics perspective. But I wonder if my background is sufficient to get accepted into the program.

If my background is insufficient I am planning to do Graduate Certificate in Theoretical Statistics and Probability from Open University.
http://www.openuniversity.edu/course...fications/s04?

Will that improve my chance?

My other choices are CSML at UCL, statistics (data science) at IC, and statistics with data science at Edinburge. But I am trying to stay away from London, I have been living there for too long.
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I achieved MSc Economics with distinction (straight 70+ in all subjects) from the LSE a decade ago. I worked as an economist for 6 years. I am 37 years ago.

8 years ago I decided that I want to further my studies in the field of analytics. At that time the field of data science and machine learning is not as hype as today. So I decided to do a PhD from Management Department since I see people in MIS study analytics. But when I get in, I find out that that is not the kind of analytics I would like to study. I want to learn how to actually do analytics, not socio-economic factors which surround analytics. Anyway I managed to obtain that PhD.

Now I want to learn how to actually do analytics. MSc Statistical Science at Oxford seem to be really appealing to do as I want to approach machine learning from statistics perspective. But I wonder if my background is sufficient to get accepted into the program.

If my background is insufficient I am planning to do Graduate Certificate in Theoretical Statistics and Probability from Open University.
http://www.openuniversity.edu/course...fications/s04?

Will that improve my chance?

My other choices are CSML at UCL, statistics (data science) at IC, and statistics with data science at Edinburge. But I am trying to stay away from London, I have been living there for too long.
Contact the unis and ask how they'd view your application rather than trying to guess.
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