Taught course


University of Southampton · School of Mathematics

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Entry requirements

The usual entry requirement is at least an upper second-class honours degree from a recognised university involving units in both Mathematics and Statistics. Each application is considered on its individual merits. Motivation and relevant postgraduate experience in a Statistical environment are important factors that are taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Statistics programme structure allows you to select options ranging from the more theoretical aspects of statistics, including a module on research topics, to those which cover material focussed on real world applications of statistics.

While studying for your degree, you will develop key transferrable skills, such as written and oral communication, the use of and some programming in statistical software, time management, and basic research skills.

You'll boost your analytical skills on this MSc degree, developing your understanding of statistical theory and its real life applications.

Statistics enables the type of quantitative reasoning necessary for making important advances in the sciences, such as medicine and genetics, and for making important decisions in business and public policy. As such there is a wide choice of career opportunities for well qualified statisticians, for example in banking/insurance, in the pharmaceutical industry, or in government bodies.

The programme's objectives are:

  • to give you knowledge of statistical theory and methods at an advanced level
  • to give you experience of applications of statistical methods
  • to train you for a career as a statistician
  • to enable you to develop oral and written communication skills

Information for international students

English language requirements: band 2C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

Please see the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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