Title name: Master's Degree in Statistical Techniques (2nd ed)
Branch of knowledge: science
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Mathematics Rúa Lope Gómez de Marzoa, s / n. South campus 15782 Santiago
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Orde do 5/08/2019 (DOG do 14/08/2019)
Date of publication in the BOE: 07/08/2020
Date of the last accreditation: 07/19/2019
Responsible for the title:
Title coordinator: Gonzalez Diaz, Julio
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: face-to-face
Study regime: partial tempo / full tempo
Languages of use: Spanish GalicianInteruniversity degree:
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelaParticipating universities:University of A Coruña
University of VigogoalsSpecifically, the proposed program is intended to provide:A training of a scientific-technical nature in the field of Statistics and IO to students who can come from both degrees with basic training in Statistics and IO, as well as technical degrees that allow them to develop an academic activity.
Applied and interdisciplinary training in Statistics and Operations Research techniques that are valuable in professional practice and thus facilitate their access and integration into the labor market.
Advanced training that enables interested students to start in research tasks in the area of Statistics and Operations Research, or in others, and that can culminate with the preparation and defense of a doctoral thesis.Basic skillsPossess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context
That the students know how to apply the acquired knowledge and their problem-solving capacity in new or little-known environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study
That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments from information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
That students know how to communicate their conclusions and the latest knowledge and reasons that support them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.CurriculumSpecialties or itineraries:
The master's study plan does not include specialties, however, students must choose between two different itineraries depending on their preferences:Applied Itinerary
Theoretical ItineraryThe Applied Itinerary will correspond to those students who want the emphasis to be placed on the applications of statistics, without forgetting at any time the mathematical rigor in the presentation of the concepts and methodologies. In the Theoretical Itinerary the presentation of the different techniques will focus on going deeper into the methodological aspects, although without losing sight of the applications. The optional subjects of these two itineraries have been configured in such a way as to guarantee that the students of both itineraries develop the same basic and general competences, differentiating both itineraries in specific competences.
Students must enroll in one of the two itinerary modules in the first semester. Exceptionally, the degree commission may authorize the exchange of any subject from the chosen itinerary for the corresponding one from the other itinerary.SaidasThe master's degree offers the possibility of being employed as a statistical advisor in companies in the financial sector, in the health field, in public administrations, in social research companies, in research and development laboratories, and in many other professional activities.
University graduates who demonstrate mastery of advanced techniques in Statistics and Operations Research present a profile that is widely in demand today. Furthermore, the expectations of the evolution of this demand are even more promising according to what is reflected in the multitude of reports from national and international institutions and consultancies that coincide in pointing out that this demand will experience significant growth in the short term.