Taught course


University of Nottingham · School of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial mathematical content.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Statistics MSc provides a broad and deep understanding of statistics. The 12 month full-time programme provides advanced knowledge and training to become a professional statistician or researcher.

You will study the fundamentals of statistics. You will explore the principles and techniques required for modern-day statistical modelling and data analysis. The course combines core and optional modules to enable you to tailor the masters to your interests.

Apply the theory and techniques you have learnt by working on a substantial self-directed dissertation. You'll benefit from supervision from experts within the School of Mathematical Sciences.

On graduation, you will be equipped with valuable statistical skills to enable you to:

  • test theories
  • interpret large and complex data
  • extract relevant insights

Our graduates take up roles as data analysts, risk analysts and advisors across banking, finance, education and healthcare.

You will complete an in-depth research project. This can be in any area you choose. You will be supported by our academic staff and research groups.

You will study core modules to teach you the fundamentals of statistics. All students will have a range of optional modules to choose from. These cover topics in applied statistical modelling, modelling for investment strategies and learning about R. You could develop your understanding about contemporary statistical machine learning methods and how they are used to tackle real-world challenges. This will allow you to study areas of statistics that you are personally interested in.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

For information on funding for overseas students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559