University of Sheffield, MAS371 Applied Probability

Welcome to the web pages for MAS371 Applied Probability. Course notes, exercises and solutions will appear here, in PDF format.

Timetable information

There will be two lectures each week, starting in the week commencing 10 February. These will be on Mondays at 12 in Hicks Lecture Theatre C and Thursdays at 1 in Hicks Lecture Theatre A.

Assessment and feedback

Assessment is by an exam at the end of the module. Please note that up to 2018 the exam has been restricted open book but this year it will be a standard closed book exam.

Feedback will be via homeworks handed in on three occasions; provisionally, the deadlines will be the Thursdays in weeks 4, 7 and 10 (5 March, 26 March, 7 May).

Lecture notes

Notes for the course.

Slides will appear here after the relevant section has been lectured.


Booklet of exercises for the course. This covers the whole course.

Solutions to exercises

Solutions will appear here after homework deadlines.

R code

The following R code appears in the notes or is useful for doing related calculations

Past exam solutions

These will appear on MOLE before the exam. The exam papers themselves can be found on the SoMaS past papers page.

Contact details

To contact the lecturer, email My office is I9, on the fifth floor of the Hicks Building. I will have office hours every Tuesday from 14:30 to 15:30, but you can also try at other times if I am in.

A discussion board for this module is available on MOLE.


The materials for this course are largely based on those used by Prof Paul Blackwell in previous years.

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School of Mathematics and Statistics current students page

Last updated 17 February 2020.