Taught course


Northumbria University · Faculty of Engineering and Environment

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a subject with significant quantitative content. Applicants with relevant professional experience and other professional qualifications will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for students from a wide range of quantitative backgrounds this programme will enhance and develop your skills in a broad range of statistics topics.

You will study modern statistical research methods applied to social science, medicine or biology aligned with interest in statistics. The programme will encompass research skills (such as critical appraisal of published research journal articles) and deep mathematical and statistical learning tools.

You will be encouraged to take an independent approach to problem solving and you’ll develop skills in computer programming and data analysis using a range of specialist applications.

Highly desirable for those who want to pursue a career in statistics, this programme will equip you with a range of statistical skills, including problem-solving, project work and presentation, and prepare you for prominent roles in a wide spectrum of employment and research; you will have the skills necessary to follow statistical careers, within business, industry, universities or research institutes.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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