Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree in Mathematics and/or Statistics or a programme with advanced mathematical and/or statistical components.

This programme is aimed at students who have previously completed an undergraduate degree with significant mathematical or statistical content and who wish to pursue postgraduate studies to a master level.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme transcends traditional academic boundaries, representing a strategic response to a critical need in the professional sphere. By seamlessly integrating statistical theory with practical application, it equips you with versatile skills in modeling and analysis.

The MSc Statistics programme offers a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses both foundational and advanced statistical principles and techniques, coupled with intensive data analysis training. Our aim is to equip you with the capacity to develop and apply sophisticated statistical models, utilizing computational techniques and advanced statistical software. This programme is designed not only to enhance your statistical problem-solving abilities but also to teach skills relevant to addressing contemporary challenges at the forefront of statistical research.

In addition to technical prowess, the programme places a strong emphasis on the development of a written project and independent approach to work. These skills are crucial in effectively communicating complex statistical findings to a diverse range of audiences.

The current landscape reveals a significant deficit in professionals proficient in statistical analysis, a gap that is projected to widen in the future. Our programme addresses this gap by nurturing highly qualified statisticians equipped to contribute meaningfully across various sectors, including economics, medicine, finance, insurance, and industrial management.

Graduates of this programme will be uniquely positioned to integrate statistical expertise with practical problem-solving, providing reasoned and analytical solutions to complex issues.

Why study Statistics Masters at Birmingham?

  • To develop a deep understanding of statistical theory: This involves gaining a comprehensive knowledge of core statistical concepts, theories, and methodologies.
  • To carry out critical analysis of problems based on the fundamental principles of statistics: It involves using statistical principles to assess the validity, reliability, and significance of data, thus ensuring accurate conclusions and informed decision-making.
  • To proficiently use statistical software packages for analysis: This aspect focuses on the practical application of statistics through the mastery of various statistical software tools.
  • To apply a range of statistical techniques in broader and unfamiliar environments: This skill is about adapting and applying statistical knowledge and methods to diverse and novel situations that arise from real word applications.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following English language qualifications is required:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band
  • TOEFL: 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) including online: Academic 64 with no less than 59 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 169, with no less than 162 in any component

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Funding opportunities are available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Team