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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Learn the theory and application of statistical methods on this MSc Applied Statistics degree at the University of Southampton. Gain in-depth knowledge and skills in analysing large-scale data to solve problems. You'll graduate ready for a career as a statistician in a wide range of sectors, from government to medicine.

On this UK statistics master’s course we’ll teach you how to collect and analyse quantitative social science data and apply it to real-world problems.

Through your choice of modules you’ll be able to adapt the course to your personal interests or career plans.

Typical subjects include:

  • survey methods and design
  • survey modelling (multilevel, longitudinal, linear)
  • analysing complex data sets

You’ll benefit from the research of our expert academics, whose findings feed directly into the course content. Our main areas of expertise at Southampton include:

  • sampling
  • small-area estimation
  • census and administrative data
  • analysis of ‘big data’

We’re known for the expertise and international scope of our research and for the application of cutting-edge quantitative and qualitative methods.

We host the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), which provides training and capacity building as well as carrying out its own research programme.


This degree will qualify you to work as a statistician in a range of sectors, including:

  • government
  • medicine
  • social research
  • private sector data analytics

You’ll also be in a great position to continue your studies at PhD level.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 70 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    159 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%



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