MSc scholarships available for 2013/14 MSc in Mathematics and its Applications; MSc in Statistics



The School is offering two one-year Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarships for 2013/14 to full-time students taking either the MSc in Mathematics and its Applications or the MSc in Statistics. 

MSc in Mathematics and its Applications 

Successful completion of this programme will enhance your knowledge, creativity and computational skills in core mathematical subjects and their applications.

Students will be members of a vibrant mathematics group and benefit from a lively research-based culture, with weekly external seminar speakers and weekly internal seminar programmes and discussion groups.

The modules, which are designed and taught by internationally known researchers, are accessible, relevant, interesting and challenging.

At least one modern application of mathematics is studied in depth by each student. Mathematical computing and open-ended project work forms an integral part of the learning experience. There are opportunities for outreach and engagement with the public on mathematics.

MSc in Statistics

This programme, which has recently been updated, trains professional statisticians for posts in industry, government, research and teaching. It provides a suitable preparation for careers in other fields requiring a strong statistical background. Core modules give a thorough grounding in modern statistical methods and there is the opportunity to choose which additional topics to study.

You gain experience of analysing real data problems through practical classes and exercises. The course includes training in the computer language R.

You undertake a substantial project in statistics, supervised by an experienced researcher. Some projects are focused on the analysis of particular complex data sets while others are more concerned with generic methodology

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Conditions

Graduate Teaching Assistants are employees as well as students.

The award consists of tuition fees paid at the home/EU rate and a salary of £3,354.24 paid over the year. The award-holder will undertake 96 hours of work to support the School’s undergraduate teaching in mathematics and statistics.

Criteria

  • A First Honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent.
  • Relevant work experience is valuable, although not essential.
  • Preference will be given to students interested in proceeding to a research degree at the University of Kent.

How to apply

  1. Submit a formal application, by clicking on the apply link bellow, to study an MSc in Mathematics and its Applications or an MSc in Statistics as a full-time student in 2013/14; and
  2. Send an email to [email protected] with the subject heading “GTA Scholarship MSc” setting out how you meet the criteria above.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.  The interview may be conducted by phone or Skype.

Applications close 18 July 2013

For further information please email: [email protected]  

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