A minimum of 2:2, with a substantial amount of mathematics at university level. Prior experience of finance is not required.
Months of entry
The MSc in Statistics is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and is excellent preparation for careers in any field requiring a strong statistical background.
The programme, which has recently been updated, trains professional statisticians for posts in industry, government, research and teaching. It provides a suitable preparation for careers in other fields requiring a strong statistical background. Core modules give a thorough grounding in modern statistical methods and there is the opportunity to choose additional topics to study.
You undertake a substantial project in statistics, supervised by an experienced researcher. Some projects are focused on the analysis of particular complex data sets while others are more concerned with generic methodology.
You gain experience of analysing real data problems through practical classes and exercises. The programme includes training in the computer language R.
Placements normally commence shortly after completion the taught part of the MSc (June) or after completion of the short dissertation (August) and vary in length from three months to 50 weeks, extending the MSc programme to between 15 and 24 months. The start date and duration depend on the employer. Students on a longer placement module (i.e. six, nine or 12 months) can transfer to a shorter module if the placement arrangement changes unavoidably once the student has embarked on it, but if a student cannot complete the minimum of three months placement he/she will be required to transfer to the MSc programme without a placement. Placements may be undertaken in the UK or overseas.
The University does not guarantee every student will find a placement. Those who do not secure a placement will be transferred to the MSc programme without a placement.
Information for international students
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages on our website. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please see our funding webpages for the most current information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Mathematics, Statistics and Acturial Science
- +44 (0)1227 824133