This module runs in Term 1 and is optional for students in their second year and from outside the Statistics department. It is of particular relevance to students who may be interested in taking third year Statistics modules.
Students from outside Statistics and not in their second year should take 'ST22612 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics' instead, which is identical to this module.
This module is not available to students who have their home department in Statistics, who take equivalent modules.
Prerequisites: ST111 Probability A and ST112 Probability B
Leads to: Many ST3 modules.
This module is designed for students in the Mathematics, Computer Science and other nonStatistics departments. It will introduce the main ideas of statistical inference emphasising the use of likelihood for estimation and testing. These ideas are fundamental to the use of statistics in modern applications such as mathematical finance, telecommunications, bioinformatics as well as more traditional areas such as insurance, engineering and the social sciences.
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
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Type  Required  Optional 

Lectures  30 sessions of 1 hour (25%)  2 sessions of 1 hour 
Tutorials  5 sessions of 1 hour (4%)  
Private study  73 hours (61%)  
Assessment  12 hours (10%)  
Total  120 hours 
Weekly revision of lecture notes and materials, wider reading and practice exercises, working on problem sets and preparing for examination.
There will be fortnightly problem sets which will be marked and returned with feedback in tutorials.
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Weighting  Study time  

Multiple Choice Quiz 1  2%  3 hours 
A multiple choice quiz which will take place during the term that the module is delivered. 

Multiple Choice Quiz 2  3%  3 hours 
A multiple choice quiz which will take place during the term that the module is delivered. 

Multiple Choice Quiz 3  2%  3 hours 
A multiple choice quiz which will take place during the term that the module is delivered. 

Multiple Choice Quiz 4  3%  3 hours 
A multiple choice quiz which will take place during the term that the module is delivered. 

Oncampus Examination  90%  
The examination paper will contain four questions, of which the best marks of THREE questions will be used to calculate your grade. ~Platforms  Moodle

Weighting  Study time  

Inperson Examination  Resit  100%  
The examination paper will contain four questions, of which the best marks of THREE questions will be used to calculate your grade. ~Platforms  Moodle

Answers to the formative problems sets will be marked and returned to students in a tutorial or seminar taking place the following week when students will have the opportunity to discuss it.
Solutions and cohort level feedback will be provided for the examination.
If you pass this module, you can take:
If you take this module, you cannot also take:
This module is Optional for:
This module is Option list A for:
This module is Option list B for: