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Basic Statistics Stream

How the Basic Statistics Stream (BSS) works...

Our Basic Statistics modules are designed as a stream, increasing in difficulty:

Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS)

Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA)

3.pngDoing Multivariate Analysis (DMA)

Further Topics in Multivariate Analysis (FTMA)

Because of this, there is a special booking procedure for these modules.

All students wishing to take BSS modules must:

Students will get their results on completion of the Skill Check; most will want to discuss their choice of courses with their supervisor.

Students will then have to request bookings for the Basic Statistic Stream modules that they want to take. Bookings can be requested after the Induction Lecture.

This year, it takes place on Thursday 10 October and the booking system will go live at 6pm. You will be able to access it here and at this link: Making a Booking.

The link (which will only work from 6pm Thursday 10 October) to the booking form is below:


For the best chance of securing a place, please request a booking as soon as possile after the booking system goes live.

If you have a change in availability and need to alter the dates you have requested to take the modules on, please do not submit the booking form again as this can create confusion. Email the SSRMP Administrator instead.

PLEASE NOTE: Places are allocated manually. You will not receive an automated confirmation email but your application has been received. It takes a week or two to process the bookings, so please wait for this time period before contacting us with an enquiry about whether you have received a place. We will contact you with your place within a week or two of receiving your application.

NB. Students should request bookings for ALL the modules in the Basic Statistics series (FiAS, BQA, DMA, FTMA) that they wish to attend, at the same time, on the same form.