Planit


Statistical Data Science

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

First Year: Descriptive Statistics; Introduction to University Mathematics; Calculus; Statistical Science, Professional Development Planning and options from a wide choice, including economics and finance subjects.

Second Year: Statistics; Probability; Multivariable Calculus; Linear Algebra; Real Analysis; Actuarial and Financial Mathematics and options including numerical analysis and financial reporting.

Third Year: Statistical Inference; Linear and Generalised Linear Models; Stochastic Processes; Analysis of Data; Bayesian Statistics; Survival Models; Statistical Methods for Social Sciences and options from a wide choice, including actuarial and mathematics subjects.

Fourth Year: Time Series; Simulation and Statistical Computing; Further Statistical Methods; Special Topics in Statistical Modelling (e.g. in Epidemiology, Ecology or Finance); Foundations of Machine Learning; dissertation and options from a wide choice, including actuarial, financial and mathematics subjects.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AAAB including Maths at A plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at ABBC including Maths at A plus English at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require 3 Advanced Highers at AAB including Maths at A plus Highers at AAAB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

G300

Course Length

3 - 4 years

Faculty

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Department

Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General