Taught course

Data Analytics for Government

University of Southampton · Social Statistics / Population Sciences and Demography

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in quantitative subjects such as Geography, Psychology, Population Sciences, Economics, Econometrics, Statistics and Mathematics.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme, offered in support of the Government Statistical Service, provides specialist skills and knowledge in statistics and data science. It is particularly suitable if you are employed in an analytical profession in the UK Government or equivalent organisations in the UK and abroad.

It is designed to provide you with the specialist skills and knowledge which are central to conducting professional statistical work within government. The aim of the programme is to equip you with the skills you need to develop a career as a Statistician, Data Analyst or similar allied profession in an Official Statistics or analytical environment. Many of the skills taught on the programme, such as survey methods and data analysis, are also in great demand by employers outside of government who are conducting large-scale statistical work.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Social Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 7385