This module runs in Term 1 and is core for students with their home department in Statistics and optional for students studying discrete mathematics. It may be possible for nonfinalists from other courses to take this module as an unusual option subject to permission from the module leader and the home department.
This module has prerequisites: MA106 Linear Algebra and MA137 Mathematical Analysis or equivalent.
This is a course of techniques which are in everyday use in probability and statistics, and which are essential to a proper understanding of any second or third year course in these subjects. It will provide the mathematical background for optimization, convergence, regression and best approximation, and develop mathematical thinking.
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  4 sessions of 1 hour (3%)  
Private study  62 hours (51%)  
Assessment  26 hours (21%)  
Total  122 hours 
Weekly revision of lecture notes and materials, wider reading, practice exercises and preparing for examination.
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.
Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.
Weighting  Study time  

Multiple Choice Quiz 1  3%  4 hours 
A multiple choice quiz which will take place during the term that the module is delivered. 

Multiple Choice Quiz 2  3%  4 hours 
A multiple choice quiz which will take place during the term that the module is delivered. 

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

Written assignment  10%  12 hours 
The assignment will contain a number of questions for which solutions and / or written responses will be required. The preparation and completion time noted below refers to the amount of time in hours that a wellprepared student who has attended lectures and carried out an appropriate amount of independent study on the material could expect to spend on this assignment. 

Inperson Examination  80%  2 hours 
The examination paper will contain four questions, of which the best marks of THREE questions will be used to calculate your grade.

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.

Answers to problems sets will be marked and returned to you in a tutorial or seminar taking place the following week when you will have the opportunity to discuss it.
Solutions and cohort level feedback will be provided for the examination.
This module is Core for:
This module is Option list B for: