Taught course

Statistics and Econometrics

University of Essex · Department of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

A high 2.2 honours degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject.

MSc and Postgraduate Diploma

Months of entry


Course content

Econometrics can be described as the application of statistics in an economic context so this course will interest you if your first degree included some training in both statistics and economics. Specialised statistical methods are required to deal with the particular problems of economic data and these are reflected in our modules for MSc Statistics and Econometrics, many of which are given by staff from our Department of Economics (ranked third in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise). For instance, Time Series Econometrics provides you with methods for analysing the dynamic processes that are often found in macroeconomics, while Empirical Methods of Economics and Finance introduces you to techniques for analysing stock market and other financial data.

Graduates are sought after by employers in banking, investment and forecasting, local government and other fields.

Our Department of Mathematical Sciences has an international reputation in many areas like such as semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology.

Our staff are strongly committed to research and teaching. They have published several well-regarded text books and are world leaders in their individual specialisms, with their papers appearing in learned journals like Communications in Algebra, Studia Logica, International Journal of Algebra and Computation, SIAM Journal in Optimization, IEEE Evolutionary Computation, Computers and Operations Research, Ecology, Journal of Mathematical Biology, and Journal of Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Dissertation50 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872719