BSc Statistical Data Science

Programme Directors: John Phillips `(Edinburgh) Haslifah Hasim (Dubai),

This programme is available in Edinburgh, Dubai, Malaysia

Programme Code: F740-SDS

For further information about course choices consult:

Year 1

Year Co-ordinator(s):
Prof Jennie Hansen (Edinburgh)
Dr Adrian Turcanu (Dubai)

Adrian Turcanu
Jennie Hansen

Semester 1 Timetable                                                 Semester 2 Timetable

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F17CA Calculus AF17CB Calculus B
F17CC Introduction to University MathematicsF77SB Introduction to Statistical Science B
F77SA Introduction to Statistical Science AF77PD  Professional Development Planning
 Semester 1 (Optional) Semester 1 (Optional)
 C27IE Introductory Economics C37FF Finance and Financial Reporting

Year 2

Year Co-ordinator(s):
Dr Ian Sharpe (Edinburgh)
Dr Ryad Soobany (Dubai)

Ian Sharpe

Semester 1 Timetable                                                   Semester 2 Timetable

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F18CD Multivariable Calculus & Real Analysis AF18CE Multivariable Calculus & Real Analysis B
F18CF Linear AlgebraF78AB Actuarial and Financial Mathematics B
F78AA Actuarial and Financial Mathematics A (7.5 Credits)F78PB Probability and Statistics B
F78PA Probability and Statistics A Semester 2 (Optional)
 F78AP Algorithmic and Scientific Programming (7.5 Credits)F18NA Numerical Analysis A
 C37FF Finance and Financial Reporting *
F28DM Database Management Systems

* Only for Direct Entrants To Stage 2

Year 3

Year Co-ordinator(s):
Prof George Streftaris  (Edinburgh)
TBC (Dubai)

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Semester 1 Timetable                                         Semester 2 Timetable

8 courses: 6 mandatory 2 optional

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F79SP Stochastic ProcessesF79SU Survival Models
F79MA Statistical Models A (Project Course)F79MB Statistical Models B (Project Course)
F79PS Statistics for Social Science F79BI Bayesian Inference and Computational Methods
Semester 1 (Optional – choose 1)Semester 2 (Optional – choose 1)
F79PA Portfolio Theory and Asset ModelsF79DF Derivative Markets and Discrete-time Finance
F19MV Vector Analysis F19MO Ordinary Differential Equations

*Note: Any electives other than the named option courses must be approved by the 3rd Year Director of Studies.

Year 4

Year Co-ordinator(s):
John Phillips (Edinburgh)
Dr Hani Ragab Hassen (Dubai)

Hani Ragab Hassen
John Phillips

Semester 1 Timetable                                         Semester 2 Timetable

8 courses: 4 mandatory and 4 optional /elective courses.

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F70DA Statistics Dissertation A  F70DB Statistics Dissertation B
F10MM OptimisationF70TS Time Series
F20ML Statistical Machine LearningSemester 2 (Optional – Choose 2)
Semester 1 (Optional – Choose 1)F70RT Risk Theory
F70CF Continuous-time FinanceF10ND Numerical Analysis D
F10AM Mathematical Biology AF10AN Mathematical Biology B
F10NC Numerical Analysis CF70SP Stochastic Networks
F70SC Statistical ComputingF70ST Statistics Special Topic
 F10DA Data Assimilation (Malaysia only) F71TT Risk Management: Techniques & Tools
F90AM Advanced Machine Learning (Malaysia only)
F20BD Big Data Management

*Note: Any electives other than the named option courses must be approved by the 4th Year Director of Studies.