MPhil in Statistics

Mode of study
Hybrid (Online and In-person)

Duration
2 Years for 1st Degree Holders and 1 Year for MSc. Holders

Campus
East Legon

Local Fees
GH₵ 23,805.00

International Fees
GH₵ 26,910.00

Entry year
2024-2025

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The Master of Philosophy in Statistics programme is a comprehensive and rigorous academic endeavor designed to provide students with a deep and profound understanding of statistical theory and its practical applications. This esteemed programme offers advanced coursework and research opportunities, enabling students to develop a high level of expertise in statistics. Moreover, the programme equips students with the tools and skills necessary to conduct independent research, analyze complex data sets, and make informed decisions based on statistical analysis.

This comprehensive and interdisciplinary programme covers various branches of statistics, including probability theory, mathematical statistics, applied statistics, and statistical computing. Immersing themselves in this programme, students not only enhance their knowledge of statistical methodologies but also strengthen their critical thinking abilities and problem-solving skills.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates are well-prepared to pursue careers in academia, research institutions, government agencies, or industries that heavily rely on data analysis and statistical modeling.

In summary, the Master of Philosophy in Statistics programme is designed to empower students to become leaders in the field of statistics and make significant contributions to the advancement of statistical knowledge.

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Course Objectives

Technical Competence in Computer Science

One of the key benefits of pursuing a BSc Computer Science with Management degree is the solid foundation in computer science it provides. From programming languages to algorithms, database management to software development, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the technical aspects of computer science. These skills will enable you to design and develop software systems, analyze complex data sets, and tackle real-world computational problems

Business Acumen and Management Skills

In addition to in-depth technical knowledge, this degree program equips you with essential business acumen and management skills. You will learn about organizational behavior, strategic management, project management, and entrepreneurship. This unique combination of computer science and management will make you well-rounded and better prepared to take on leadership roles in the tech industry.

Entry Requirements

This course creates a platform for an advanced financial education and you will explore a systematized flow and management of money and assets. Banking and Finance affords you an endless career options as you acquire expert knowledge, skill-set and requisite fundamentals of the financial world.

Master Degree Holders 

Candidates with MSc in Statistics, or related disciplines such as Mathematics, Econometrics, and Actuarial Science will gain direct admission to do the one year MPhil programme, after passing the graduate interview.

 

 

Bachelor Degree Holders 

Candidates who have obtained B.Sc. (Statistics) with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) or better, or similar class in related disciplines such as Mathematics, Econometrics and Actuarial Science will gain admission to do two-year MPhil programme after passing  the graduate interview.

Other Entry Qualifications

All foreign qualifications shall be referred to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) or determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission to tertiary institutions in Ghana.

Academic Modules

Dominion University College's MPhil in Statistics programme is designed for individuals passionate about research and applying statistical knowledge to diverse fields.

Program Highlights:

  • Purely research-oriented: Gain in-depth training in statistical theory, methodology, and applications.
  • Broad scope of study: Explore various areas, including:
    • Probability
    • Statistical theory and analysis
    • Biostatistics
    • Interdisciplinary applications

Programme Structure:

  • Research focus: The programme emphasizes independent research, culminating in a dissertation under the guidance of a primary supervisor and co-supervisors.
  • Prerequisite: A strong foundation in mathematics is expected.

Dominion University College's MPhil in Statistics programme equips you with the knowledge, research skills, and adaptability to become a valuable researcher and statistician across various sectors.

 

Year 1:

  • Coursework (39 credits): MSc Course Structure

Year 2:

Semester I:

  • Seminar I: Thesis Proposal : This course focuses on developing a research proposal under the guidance of your supervisor(s).
  • Seminar II: Experiential Research Learning: This seminar provides hands-on experience in conducting research through practical activities.

Semester II:

  • Seminar III: Thesis Update: This seminar allows you to present and receive feedback on your ongoing research and refine your thesis.
  • Seminar IV: Final Thesis Update: This final seminar provides an opportunity to finalize your thesis and prepare for the defense.

Thesis:

  • Thesis : This involves independent research culminating in a comprehensive dissertation.

Career Prospects

• Data Scientist

• Statistician

• Actuarial Analyst

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Career Prospects

• Data Scientist

• Statistician

• Actuarial Analyst

Why choose MPhil in Statistics

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Tuition costs

Explore detailed information about our tuition costs and payment options. We are committed to providing a transparent and affordable education for all our students.

Domestic fees

4-month semesters

Year 1 Semester Fees
23,805.00
(12 credit minimum)

Year 2 Semester Fees
16,560.00
(12 credit minimum)

Year 3 Semester Fees
None
(12 credit minimum)

Year 4 Semester Fees
None
(12 credit minimum)

  • Total
  • $21,490

International fees

4-month semesters

Year 1 Semester Fees
26,910.00
(12 credit minimum)

Year 2 Semester Fees
20,700.00
(12 credit minimum)

Year 3 Semester Fees
None
(12 credit minimum)

Year 4 Semester Fees
None
(12 credit minimum)

  • Total
  • $21,490

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