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Why study Statistics?

Statistical techniques are vital in today’s world to analyse data and make sense of the many aspects of a situation. They are used in business and government to determine the present state of affairs and to form a plan of action. Statistics can also be used to monitor progress and record achievement.

This course will introduce you to experimental design, and develops your ability to make informed judgements on calculated statistics and to communicate appropriate conclusions. You will develop skills in selecting and applying statistical techniques in a wide variety of real-life contexts. These skills will be useful to progression in many careers in these areas, such as actuarial work, financial services, sport analysis, economics, media work, as well as in science, medicine, the humanities and technology.