Taught course

Education (Educational Statistics)

University of Huddersfield · School of Education and Professional Development

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 or above, or a professional equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

You will explore the datasets such as the Youth Cohort Study, National Pupil Database and statistical summaries produced by agencies such as the Office for National Statistics and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. You’ll focus on how to examine and comprehend them and learn techniques for descriptive analysis of these secondary datasets and summaries but you will also carry out some basic statistical modelling. You will also be introduced to some basic methods for the analysis and communication of statistics and will explore how statistics might inform decision-making. The course is designed for those who have not studied statistics before and it does not involve primary data collection.

The course is tailored around you. You can expand on your educational statistics focus by choosing from a range of options to match your role, experience or organisation to help you progress as an informed, reflective and inspirational practitioner.

You’ll also develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research and be able be able to use these skills in researching an aspect of educational statistics for your dissertation.

You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact, we were ranked fourth in the Guardian Guide for Higher Education in 2018. You’ll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
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