Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

G14DAM Data Analysis and Modelling
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Single Honours and Joint Honours students from the School of Mathematical Sciences. Not available to students taking G14VOC or G14VFM. Available to JYA / Erasmus students.  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Full Year Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: For undergraduate students G12SMM is prerequisite; for postgraduate students G14FOS is a co-requisite.

G12SMM Statistical Models and Methods 


G14FOS Fundamentals of Statistics 

Summary of Content:  

This module involves the application of probability and statistics to a variety of practical, open-ended problems, typical of those that statisticians encounter in industry and commerce. Specific projects are tackled through workshops and student-led group activities. The real-life nature of the problems requires students to develop skills in model development and refinement, report writing and teamwork. Students will have an opportunity to apply a variety of statistical methods and knowledge learned in previous modules taken at level 1 and level 2.

Group Project 1 (2 weeks). Development of group/communication skills. Report in the form of poster and brief presentation

Group Project 2 (4 weeks). Development of modelling methodology/prob solving. Formal report and oral presentation.

Group Project 3 (6 weeks). To display originality in the applications of statistical approaches to substantial unseen & open-ended problem. Supported by weekly group meetings.

Module Web Links:
  • Moodle
  • Method and Frequency of Class:

    ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
    Workshop 19 weeks1 per week3 hours

    Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

    Method of Assessment: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    Project 1 12 Written group report: Poster, 1 page 
    Presentation 1 Oral group presentation: 5 minutes 
    Project 2 28 Written group project: 25 pages 
    Project 3 40 Written group report: 50 pages 
    Presentation 2 Oral group presentation: 10 minutes 
    Presentation 3 10 Oral group presentation: 15 minutes 

    Dr C Brignell

    Education Aims:  This module provides students with many of the skills that employers seek in graduates: understanding of work-related demands and of real-world problems, flexibility, proficient oral and written communication, and teamwork. The specific aims of the module are:

    Learning Outcomes:  A student who completes this module successfully should be able to: