PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION Programme title: Final award (BSc, MA etc):

Programme title:
Statistical Science (International Programme)
Final award (BSc, MA etc):
(where stopping off points exist they should be
detailed here and defined later in the document)
UCAS code:
(where applicable)
Cohort(s) to which this programme
specification is applicable:
Intakes from 2002
(e.g. from 2015 intake onwards)
Awarding institution/body:
University College London
Teaching institution:
University College London
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Parent Department:
Statistical Science
(the department responsible for the administration of
the programme)
Departmental web page address:
(if applicable)
Method of study:
Full time
Criteria for admission to the
Length of the programme:
4 years
(please note any periods spent away from UCL, such
as study abroad or placements in industry)
Level on Framework for Higher
Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
(see Guidance notes)
Relevant subject benchmark statement
Masters Level (Level 7)
Statistical Science
(see Guidance notes)
Brief outline of the structure of the
(see guidance notes)
Board of Examiners:
Name of Board of Examiners:
Statistical Science
Professional body accreditation
(if applicable):
Royal Statistical Society
Date of next scheduled
accreditation visit:
renewed annually
As for the corresponding BSc degree, see Programme Specification at
(or information for current students in the student handbook at same web address).
In addition, the International Programme aims at continuing advanced education in Statistics, as well as providing
experience of education in a different cultural and/or linguistic setting which will broaden the horizon of students and
increase chances to find positions with special emphasis on international expertise.
The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding,
qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas:
A: Knowledge and understanding
Knowledge and understanding of:
As for corresponding BSc degree plus:
 deepened / advanced understanding
of statistical theory and its
applications in a variety of areas.
Teaching/learning methods and strategies:
The year abroad will offer the opportunity to study a
greater variety of theory and methods of Statistics and
related areas. The specific methods employed will
depend on the chosen destination but will typically
comprise lectures, problem classes, tutorials and
As a requirement for choosing appropriate partner
institutions, courses taken abroad have to be formally
B: Skills and other attributes
Intellectual (thinking) skills:
As for corresponding BSc degree plus
 taking different perspectives;
 awareness of different possible
approaches to problems;
 demonstrate and exercise
independence of mind and thought.
Teaching/learning methods and strategies:
The experience of spending a year abroad and being
exposed to another cultural but also scientific community
will intrinsically contribute to developing the mentioned
skills. Also, students will be exposed to a range of
different teaching and assessment methods.
The courses taken abroad will formally be assessed
where the specific type of assessment depends on the
chosen courses and institutions. They will typically
comprise written exams with unseen papers.
C: Skills and other attributes
Practical skills (able to):
As for corresponding BSc degree plus
 budgeting.
Teaching/learning methods and strategies:
The preparation course offered by the International
Office of UCL will introduce students to budgeting.
The assessment will be through real life as the
budgeting has to be implemented when going abroad.
No formal assessment will take place.
D: Skills and other attributes
Transferable skills (able to):
As for corresponding BSc degree plus
 effective communication;
 master a foreign language
(depending on destination);
 self organisation and self evaluation.
Teaching/learning methods and strategies:
The year abroad will automatically involve many
organisational and communication tasks. The students
will be assisted in tackling these by their tutors as well
as the preparation classes offered by the International
Students will be required to keep a study abroad diary
and report regularly on their experiences and progress.
This will be monitored by and discussed with the study
abroad tutor on a regular basis.
In cases where the student has chosen a non English
speaking destination they will typically be required to
take language courses at the Language Centre. Also
students will be encouraged to choose project and
seminar courses abroad if available so as to develop
their active use of the foreign language.
Language skills will be assessed through the UCL
Language Centre. They will further indirectly be
assessed if the students choose courses abroad that
involve writing reports or oral presentations as course
Students will also receive feedback on their diaries and
the problems mentioned therein but no formal
assessment will take place.
The following reference points were used in designing the programme:
 the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
 the relevant Subject Benchmark Statements (;
 the programme specifications for UCL degree programmes in relevant subjects (where applicable);
 UCL teaching and learning policies;
 staff research.
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the
learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes
full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes,
content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each course unit/module can be found in the
departmental course handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed annually
by UCL and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency.
Programme Organiser(s)
Dr Christian Hennig
Date of Production:
September 2005
Date of Review:
November 2014
Date approved by Head of
18 November 2014
Date approved by Chair of
Departmental Teaching
Date approved by Faculty
Teaching Committee
18 November 2014
February 2015