Research course

Statistical Science

UCL Institute of Education · Statistical Science

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree, or a UK Master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related quantitative discipline. Overseas qualifications of an equivalent standard are also acceptable.

Months of entry


Course content

Research in Statistical Science is based on a blend of project-based research groups, multidisciplinary collaborations and individual research programmes.

While the department offers world-class expertise along with strong links to practitioners, its position within UCL provides breadth. Besides ties to other mathematical sciences, the department collaborates with researchers in engineering, management, and medicine. The opportunity to engage with leading researchers across disciplines while accessing London-based government and industry figures gives UCL students a distinct advantage. More intangibly, by being in a truly multi-disciplinary milieu, UCL students gain an appreciation for knowledge and its societal impact. This leads to not only new insights but also a readiness to critique the established order, which is both intellectually and personally fulfilling.

Department specialisms

The department’s methodological research is organised into six areas: Biostatistics Computational statistics General theory and methodology Multivariate and high dimensional data Stochastic modelling and time series Financial risk, insurance, econometrics and stochastic finance Research often cuts across these areas. For example, externally funded projects in the following application areas are in progress: Cognitive neuroscience Ecology Econometrics and finance Epidemology Environmetrics and hydrology Machine learning Population and systems biology Statistical imaging Stochastic optimisation in the energy sector Much of this work is interdisciplinary and involves collaborations within and outside UCL.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Research Council funding may be available for UK/EU graduate research or graduate taught students. Other funding opportunities may also be available. For details visit
Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Russell Evans
+44 (0)20 7679 8311
020 7679 3001