Master in Statistical Techniques

  • Justification of need
The Master's Degree in Statistical Techniques (MTE) proposes a broad, but at the same time compact program, which allows for a rigorous training in Statistics and Operational Research, enabling its graduates to face the needs of today's society, either with a mainly applied and professional orientation, or with a more theoretical and academic orientation. Specifically, the proposed program aims to provide:
  • A scientific-technical training in the field of Statistics and OR for students who can come from both degrees with basic training in Statistics and OR, as well as technical degrees that allow them to develop an academic activity.
  • An applied and interdisciplinary training in the techniques of Statistics and Operational Research that are of value in professional practice and thus facilitate their access and integration into the labour market.
  • Advanced training that enables interested students to begin research tasks in the area of Statistics and Operational Research, or others, and that may culminate in the preparation and defense of a doctoral thesis.
University graduates who accredit their mastery of advanced techniques in Statistics and Operational Research present a widely demanded profile at present. Moreover, the expectations of the evolution of this demand are even more promising, according to what is reflected in many reports from national and international institutions and consultants who agree that this demand will experience significant growth in the short term.

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  • Memory verification Master in Statistical Techniques
The current Master's verification memory, which has been in force since Academic 2019/2020 can be consulted in the following links: Memory in Ministry format -- Memory in own format. In addition, in the following link you can consult the Memory of verification of the master's degree approved in September 2011, which currently is in the process of extinction: Memory of the extinction title.

  • Recipients of the Master in Statistical Techniques

The aim of the master's degree is to provide a solid training in Statistics and Operational Research. This area of knowledge is enormously transversal, which is why the degree has an academic structure with a high number of optional subjects, which allow graduates from very diverse backgrounds to take the master's degree. Thus, the Master is recommended not only to graduates in Mathematics or Statistics but to any graduate who accredits basic knowledge in Mathematics and Statistics, with motivation for the analysis, visualization and modeling of data in any context.

  • Organizing Universities
  1. University of Santiago de Compostela (coordinator). Department of Statistics, Mathematical Analysis and Optimization.
  2. University of A Coruña. Department of Mathematics.
  3. University of Vigo. Department of Statistics and Operational Research.
  • Faculties where classes are taught
  1. University of Santiago de Compostela . Faculty of Mathematics. 
  2. University of A Coruña. Faculty of Informatics. 
  3. University of Vigo. Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. 

The courses can be followed from any of the three universities by videoconference. Each teacher will teach his or her subjects from his or her University, but students will follow by videoconference from their university of enrolment.

  • Career
The labour market insertion of MTE students is one of the strong points of this master's degree. The greater demand for technical profiles capable of carrying out descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analyses of the information generated by companies in various fields has resulted in labour market insertion rates close to 100% in recent years. Many students start working even before finishing the MTE. Throughout the academic year 2017/2018, the Institute of Mathematics (IMAT) of the University of Mathematics (USC) carried out a survey of Satisfaction and Job Insertion of students graduating from Mathematics, USC. This study included, in addition to the graduates of the degree in mathematics, those graduated by the USC from the masters taught in the faculty of mathematics. In this study, 100% of the MTE students who entered the selected sample were employed at the time of the interview.
The large number of MTE collaboration agreements is also very positive with regard to the labour market insertion of MTE graduates. It is becoming more and more common for students who develop their TFM in an internship modality in a company to join the same once this work has been completed.
Finally, taking 60 credits from the Master's in Statistical Techniques enables students to join the PhD in Statistics and Operational Research, an inter-university doctoral programme organised by the Universities of A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.

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