Taught course

Statistics (Financial Statistics)

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Statistics

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent with substantial amount of statistics and mathematics.

Months of entry


Course content

The Financial Statistics stream of the MSc Statistics programme is mainly intended for students wishing to pursue careers in the finance industry or as a stepping stone towards PhD study in statistics for finance.

It provides high-level training in statistics with applications in finance and econometrics. You will learn to analyse and critically interpret data, build statistical models of real situations, and use statistical software packages.

The compulsory courses consolidate your understanding of fundamental ideas in probability and statistics and introduce advanced topics. You can choose options to focus on statistics with applications in social science or in finance and econometrics.

Graduates of the programme are awarded Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status by the Royal Statistical Society if a specific combination of modules is taken.

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613