Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, including a substantial amount of statistics and mathematics.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

You may also be interested in the 12-month research stream of this programme, MSc Statistics (Research), which includes a dissertation component.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements for more details.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £13,536
International students
Total: EU £13,536 Non EU £20,904

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

The Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613