MSc in Statistics
To provide graduates with a comprehensive and advanced knowledge of Statistics so as to enable them to function effectively as professional Statisticians and to provide them with an adequate background for further study and research in Statistics.
Programme Co-ordinator: Dr. Isaac Dialsingh
To be admitted to the programme a candidate should possess a BSc degree with at least Lower Second Class Honours or its equivalent (GPA 2.5). Candidates are expected to have a minimum grade B (quality point 3.0) in the following courses or its equivalent:
Applicants who do not satisfy these requirements may be admitted upon successful completion of qualifying courses.
Course of Study
For the MSc programme in Statistics, students are required to complete (32 credits) consisting of:
The course of study shall extend over one (1) year of full time study or two (2) years of part time study, however, at the present time, only a part-time programme is available.
Students will be required to pass both the coursework and the written examination. The pass mark is 50%. The grading scheme for graduate degrees is as follows: A 70 - 100%; B+ 60-69%; B 50-59%. In the case of the Research Project, evaluation will be based on the project report.
Award of Degree
To qualify for the award of the degree, candidates must pass all five Core courses, three Elective courses and the Research Project. The degree shall be awarded in two categories - Distinction and Pass. For the award of the degree with distinction, the candidate must have obtained an average mark of 70% or more, across all Core courses and Elective courses as well as 70% or more in the Research Project.
A candidate failing a course shall be ineligible for the award of distinction.
Select 3 of the following Elective Courses