Taught course


University of Essex · Department of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

A degree with an overall high 2:2.

Months of entry


Course content

Statistics is one of the most important fields of study in the world. The techniques we use to model and manipulate data guide the political, financial and social decisions that shape our modern society. If you are a logical person and enjoy solving problems, statistics at Essex is for you.

Our Department of Mathematical Sciences embraces pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, and operational research, and our course offers you the opportunity to study statistics alongside other mathematical subjects.

Providing 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 topics including:

  • Survey methodology
  • Operations research
  • Applied mathematics
  • Computer science

Our interdisciplinary research recognises that mathematics, including what can be very abstract mathematics, is an essential part of research in many other disciplines.

Our department has an international reputation in many areas including semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology.

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