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MSc Statistics

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
August

 Tuition fee

International
141000 HKD
National
141000 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Department
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)93
TOEFL-PBT (min)583
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World University Ranking

About this course

Programme Learning Outcomes

  • To acquire advanced knowledge in statistics and practical skills of applying appropriate statistical methods, models and techniques, and acquire new insights and knowledge through life-long learning.
  • To equip with hands-on experience in statistical and risk analyses using commercial statistical software and be competent for data-analytic jobs which require advanced computational skills.
  • To gain confidence in providing professional views and to make informed decisions on complex real-life problems encountered in the data explosion era.
  • To communicate effectively with the layman on statistical issues
  • To appraise the professional ethical issues 

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Eligibility Criteria

A Bachelor’s degree with Honours, or equivalent qualification, with knowledge of matrices and calculus. Full-time applicant should have knowledge of introductory statistics and linear modelling.

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Course Modules

Curriculum for Full-time study

Two compulsory courses (12 credits)

  • STAT6008 Advanced statistical inference
  • STAT6014 Advanced statistical modelling
  • STAT6008 Advanced statistical inference
  • STAT6014 Advanced statistical modelling
  • STAT7003 Foundations of statistics
  • STAT7004 Linear modelling

Risk Management theme

at least 24 credits from

  • STAT6013 Financial data analysis (6 credits)
  • STST6015 Advanced quantitative risk management and finance (6 credits)
  • STAT6017 Operational risk and insurance analytics (6 credits)
  • STAT8003 Time series forecasting (6 credits)
  • STAT8007 Statistical methods in economics and finance (6 credits)
  • STAT8014 Risk management and Basel accords (6 credits)
  • STAT8015 Actuarial statistics (6 credits)
  • STAT8017 Data mining techniques (6 credits)
  • STAT8301 Big data analytics (3 credits)
  • STAT8303 Quantitative strategies and algorithmic trading (3 credits)
  • STAT8305 Bayesian statistics (3 credits)
  • The remaining courses can be selected from other MStat courses

Data Analytics theme

at least 24 credits from

  • STAT6011 Computational statistics (6 credits)
  • STAT6014 Advanced statistical modelling (for part-time study only) (6 credits)
  • STAT6016 Spatial data analysis (6 credits)
  • STAT7005 Multivariate methods (6 credits)
  • STAT7007 Categorical data analysis (6 credits)
  • STAT7008 Programming for data science (6 credits)
  • STAT8003 Time series forecasting (6 credits)
  • STAT8016 Biostatistics (6 credits)
  • STAT8017 Data mining techniques (6 credits)
  • STAT8019 Marketing analytics (6 credits)
  • STAT8301 Big data analytics (3 credits)
  • STAT8302 Structural equation modelling (3 credits)
  • STAT8305 Bayesian statistics (3 credits)
  • STAT8306 Statistical methods for network data (3 credits)
  • The remaining courses can be selected from other MStat courses

Capstone requirement (6 credits)

6 credits from

  • STAT8002 Project (6 credits)
  • STAT8017 Data mining techniques (6 credits)
  • STAT8088 Practicum (6 credits)
  • STAT8089 Capstone project (6 credits) 

 

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How to Apply

Applications can be submitted via our on-line application system at http://www.aal.hku.hk/tpg/.

 

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