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MSc Statistics/PG Diploma

Duration: 1 year full-time

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

English Language: Minimum of 6.5 in each component of the IELTS

Providing a thorough grounding in statistical theory and techniques, the MSc course offers a launching pad for a professional career involving statistics, or a prelude to a research degree (PhD). You’ll receive practical and theoretical training in two core courses (Statistical Methods and Introduction to Statistical Practice), which is then applied in six modules of your choice.

Teaching places greater emphasis on practical work than at undergraduate level — this includes coursework reports and learning state-of-the-art specialised research subfields. The dissertation you’ll
produce at the end of the course is supervised by members of our academic staff and gives you the opportunity to engage with research relevant to statistical work in both academia and industry.

Global demand for MSc-trained statisticians is notably strong and increasing. Our MSc postgraduates have gone on to apply their skills in a number of fields, including medical, bioinformatics and pharmaceuticals
research; actuarial work; investment banking; and government statistical analysis. Many of our postgraduates also advance to PhD study and to careers in academia.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

English Language Requirements

Band A, IELTS 6.5


All applications should be made online at

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rate)

Full-time £7,780

Overseas - Band 1:
Full-time £17,500

Overseas - Band 2:
Full-time £22,340

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.


Please see the Statistics website for more information about funding for tuaght courses. for further information. Other funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School.