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I am currently an MRes Student studying Statistics and Operational Research (OR) on the STOR-i program at Lancaster University. I graduated from Lancaster in June 2014 with a BSc in Mathematics.
This year I hope to develop the key research skills necessary for me to complete a PhD in Statistics and OR with STOR-i from 2015. I have not yet confirmed my research area and hope the content of the MRes course will help me decide.
During my undergraduate degree I studied a mixture of pure mathematics and statistics modules including Linear Algebra, Differential Equations and Likelihood Inference. Although I enjoyed all of my pure math modules it became clear to me that my real interest was in statistics.
Towards the end of my second year I was starting to consider my career options. I was considering an Actuarial career but the opportunity for further study was too alluring. I applied to STOR-i in late 2013 and completed a STOR-i internship that summer.
The STOR-i internship gave me an invaluable opportunity to learn how Statistics and Operational Research can be applied to practical problems in industry and learn what it would be like to undertake a PhD. My project was joint with the Office for National Statistics and titled "Automatically Detecting Seasonal Changepoints". I was supervised by Rebecca Killick.
I really enjoyed my summer completing the internship and would recommend the program to anybody that is seriously considering a PhD in Statistics and Operational Research. Details of my experience on the internship can be found on the internship blog.
This year is the first of four on the STOR-i programme. We cover a range of Statistics and Operational Research modules including Optimisation, Bayesian Statistics Probability and Stochastic Processes. Full course details can be found here.