Taught course


University of Essex · Department of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

An applicant should hold a high 2:2 or better Honours Bachelor degree and should have an interest in computing, data analysis, mathematics and statistics.

Months of entry


Course content

A balance of solid statistical theory and practical application, this course builds your knowledge in all areas of statistics, data analysis and probability. You also have the opportunity to specialise, taking optional modules in survey methodology, operations research, applied mathematics, computer science and more. The course culminates in an individual research project, applying the knowledge you have gained to make a valuable addition to your portfolio.

Working in industries such as health, business, social care and finance, graduates are consistently in demand, working on projects such as efficacy of social policy, comparable data of cardiac rehabilitation and manipulation of raw data for academic research.

We are in the process of gaining professional recognition from the Royal Statistical Society.

Fees and funding

Our English language requirement for international students is IELTS 6.0 overall or above, with a minimum component mark 5.5 or above. Students with an overall IELTS 5.5 are also accepted conditional on taking a university short pre-sessional English programme. More details of English requirements can be found our international students’ web pages.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872 719