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International Master's in Statistics MSc

International Master's in Statistics MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This course develops your practical, statistical and computing skills to prepare you for a professional career in statistics or as a solid basis for further research in the area. The programme has been designed to provide a deep understanding of the modern statistical methods required to model and analyse data. You will benefit from a thorough grounding in the ideas underlying these methods and develop your skills in key areas such as practical data analysis and data modelling. It has been accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and equips aspiring professional statisticians with the skills they need for posts in industry, government, research and teaching. It also enables you to develop a range of transferable skills that are attractive to employers within the public and private sectors.

This programme aims to: give you the depth of technical appreciation and skills appropriate to Masters’ level students in statistics; equip you with a comprehensive and systematic understanding of theoretical and practical statistics, and their uses in finance; develop your capacity for rigorous reasoning and precise expression; develop your capability to formulate and solve problems relevant to statistics; develop your appreciation of recent developments in statistics and the links between the theory of statistics and financial modelling (and other areas of application); develop your logical, mathematical approach to solving problems; develop your enhanced capacity for independent thought and work; ensure you are competent in the use of information technology and are familiar; with computers and relevant software; provide you with opportunities to study advanced topics in statistics, engage in research at some level, and develop communication and personal skills; provide you with the depth of knowledge of the subject sufficient to enter a career as a professional statistician or appropriate career in quantitative finance; provide a deep understanding of the use of statistics in finance and financial econometrics.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



This modulue covers: Simple linear regression; the method of least squares; sums of squares; the ANOVA table; residuals and diagnostics; matrix formulation of the general linear model; prediction; variable selection; one-way analysis of variance; practical regression analysis using software; logistic regression (level 6 only).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good first degree (or the equivalent) in an appropriate quantitative subject. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.