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What will I learn?

Research in statistics covers diagnostics and inference, multivariate analysis, and time series and spatial analyses. Inference and diagnostics deal with the exploring of the characteristics of a given data set for a particular regression application, whereas the main focus of research on multivariate analysis is the application of multivariate techniques such as data screening , discriminant analysis, principal components, factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, discriminant functional analysis, path analysis, structural modelling, etc. in research. Time series modelling is useful for forecasting various phenomena, whereas spatial modelling refers to modelling random phenomena on a two dimensional finite plane. Finally, spatial research is centered on FISSAR models and non-separable spatial ARMA models.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years - 5 years)

Tuition fees
1st semester: RM 7,212.50; 2nd-4th semesters: RM 5,262.50; 5th-6th semesters: RM 4,700; 7th and subsequent semesters: RM 5,200; Cost for max 4 years: RM 42,800; Cost for max 5 years: RM 53,200
Start date

Expected February, September 2023

Venue

Universiti Putra Malaysia

SERDANG,

Selangor,

43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess: a Master Degree (with coursework) in a relevant field with a minimum grade average of B, or a Master Degree with thesis in a relevant field, or an outstanding Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.750 (such an applicant may apply direct admission even without a Master Degree). Admission into the programme is subject to any other requirement specified by the Faculty/Institute. An applicant from a local public university who is in the final semester of his undergraduate study programme may be considered for provisional admission provided his current CGPA or its equivalent satisfies the graduate programme admission requirements. English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Band 6.0; Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Paper Based - 550; 400 for Band 4.0 only for Malay language, Arabic, Chinese Literature, internet-based test (IBT)- 79-80.

For international students

Master degree with thesis in the same field applied

Master degree with thesis in a related field applied

Master degree without thesis

An outstanding Bachelor's degree with minimum CGPA 3.750 or equivalent to a First Class degree.

For applicants with one of the following

550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or

Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or

Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or

Any English Language Test which is equivalent to B2 in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

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