The normal entry requirements are at least a good upper second class honours degree from a UK University, or the equivalent from an overseas University, in Mathematics or in a subject with significant mathematical content. Students should also have a sound background of basic probability and statistics in their degree, at least up to the second year level of a Mathematics degree in the UK. Specialist knowledge of finance for the Financial Statistics pathway is not required.
Months of entry
The Probability and Statistics group (4 Professors, 3 Senior Lecturers and 10 Lecturers) in the School of Mathematics have a long-standing reputation and experience of offering one year, high quality taught courses in areas of Statistics leading to the degree of MSc. These courses have aimed to offer a thorough professional training which prepare students to embark on statistical careers in a variety of areas. (There is a shortage of statisticians trained to postgraduate level in the UK and the employment prospects for such people remain good.)They have also provided a very good foundation for further study at PhD level.
Our current MSc programme in Statistics allows students to take one of two different MSc degrees, depending on their interests and career aspirations. There is the main programme in Statistics and one associated pathway in Financial Statistics. Each is built around a common core of five modules and then students study an additional set of three specialist modules to make a total of eight in all.
Information for international students
All applicants for this programme should have a very good level of ability in written and spoken English. For students whose first degree programme was not taught in English, we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each module and 6.0 in writing.
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country .
Fees and funding
Details of current funding opportunities for this programme can be found here .
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Mathematics
- +44 (0) 161 275 0174