University of St Andrews
Applied Statistics and Data Mining MSc
University of St Andrews

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in languages and area studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of French Studies at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £26500 £31000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £30000 £21000 - £33500 £24500 - £40500


Salary of all UK Graduates of languages and area studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25685 £24230 £28872
25-75 percentile range £22588 - £29552 £19051 - £31226 £21948 - £38644

Course Description

The PGDip/MSc in Applied Statistics and Datamining is a commercially relevant programme of study providing students with the statistical data analysis skills needed for business, commerce and other applications.

The PGDip/MSc in Applied Statistics and Datamining is a taught programme run by the School of Mathematics and Statistics. The course is aimed at those with a good degree containing quantitative elements who wish to gain statistical data analysis skills.

Highlights

  • Commercially relevant course.
  • Course content is aligned to the requirements of the commercial analysis sector.
  • Dissertation topics are generated in part by commercial partners.
  • Teaching involves widely used commercial software packages (SAS, SPSS).
  • The popular open-source tool R is also used. 

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Applied Statistics and Data Mining MSc at University of St Andrews

25% Skilled trades occupations
15% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Administrative occupations
10% Engineering professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
5% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Engineering professionals
0% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

The programme consists of two semesters with taught components which include a mixture of short, intensive courses with a large proportion of continuous assessment and more traditional lecture courses with end-of-semester exams.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for French Studies

Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary; SAAS postgraduate funding.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Applied Statistics and Data Mining, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

A good 2.1 undergraduate Honours degree in Mathematics, Statistics or in an area with substantive mathematical or statistical content. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, please see the university’s international entry requirements.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of St Andrews in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of St Andrews in related subject specific rankings.

Mathematics

    • #1 
    • #2 
    Mathematics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #5 
    Mathematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #201 
    Mathematics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #401 
    Mathematics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #451 
    Mathematics
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

See all 33 university rankings of University of St Andrews

About University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is located in the historic county of Fife, Scotland. Teaching at this institution began in the year of 1410, making it one of the oldest universities not just in Scotland, but also in the English-speaking world. St Andrews has repeatedly been ranked among the top universities in the United Kingdom by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, ensuring prospective students that they can expect an experience that satisfies their desire to learn and excel.

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