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(a) | not less than three written papers chosen by the candidate from the following list: | |
Paper 1. | Statistical theory | |
Paper 2. | Applied statistics | |
Paper 3. | Probability | |
Paper 4. | Mathematics of operations research | |
(b) | such number of additional written papers, on subjects prescribed by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Mathematics, as shall be approved by the Degree Committee in the case of each individual candidate; | |
(c) | a report, of not more than 12,000 words^{1} in length, including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography, on a project approved by the Degree Committee. |
2. The examination may, at the discretion of the Examiners, include an oral examination on the project report and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls; such an oral examination may include questions relating to the written papers offered by the candidate.
^{1}One A4 page consisting largely of statistics or symbols shall be regarded as the equivalent of 250 words.
The course of study leading to this examination will be as follows:
The course is intended for students holding a first degree in Mathematics or Mathematics and Statistics. Teaching will be by means of lectures and practical classes. Candidates will be required to take at least three out of the four core subjects Statistical Theory, Applied Statistics, Probability, and Mathematics of Operations Research; in addition, they will be able to take a number of optional subjects. All students will undertake an applied project as part of the course.
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