Entry requirements

2:1 degree or overseas equivalent in a relevant discipline with substantial amount of statistics and mathematics.

English standard level.

Months of entry


Course content

About this MSc programme

The MSc Statistics provides intensive training in statistics applicable to the social sciences, economics and finance.

The aim of the programme is to foster an interest in theoretical and applied statistics and equip you for work as a professional statistician. You will learn to analyse and critically interpret data, build statistical models of real situations, and use programming tools and statistical software packages.

The compulsory course will provide you with comprehensive coverage of fundamental aspects of probability and statistical methods and principles. It provides the foundations for the optional courses on more advanced statistical modelling, computational methods, statistical computing and advanced probability theory. Options also include specialist courses from the Departments of Methodology, Management, Mathematics, Economics and Social Policy.

Graduates of the programme are awarded Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status by the Royal Statistical Society.

Research Stream

The research stream is similar to the MSc Statistics nine-month programme but involves a compulsory dissertation which replaces one unit's worth of optional courses and extends the length of the programme to 12 months.

Graduates of the programme are also awarded Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status by the Royal Statistical Society.

Department of Statistics

Both programmes are offered by the Department of Statistics, which has an international reputation for development of statistical methodology that has grown from its long history of active contributions to research and teaching in statistics for the social sciences.

Information for international students

For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards and Anniversary Scholarships.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months
part time
21 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Non-research stream is 9 months full time. Research stream is 12 months full time.

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613