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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

On this UK master’s degree in statistics, you’ll study statistical theory and methods and how to apply them. MSc Statistics will prepare you for a career in the statistical field as a qualified statistician.

Ranked in the top 50 in the world for Statistics and Operational Research (QS subject world rankings 2020).

On this UK master’s degree in statistics, you’ll learn statistical theory and methods and how to apply them. You’ll explore practical problems typically found when collecting and analysing scientific data and improve your communication skills.

These practices will prepare you for a future career as a statistician. Our graduates go on to work in many industries such as, banking, insurance, pharmaceutical and in government bodies.

On MSc Statistics you’ll study core modules and choose what topics you want to study in depth, we offer modules in statistical theory and real world application of statistics. Optional module topics include:

  • machine learning
  • flexible regression
  • statistical genetics
  • clinical trials
  • introduction to Python

As part of your study you will use statistical software, time management and basic research skills as well as boost your analytical skills.

This master’s degree in statistics will help you take that next step in developing a career or continue onto PhD study. There is a wide choice of career opportunities for qualified statisticians, for example in banking/insurance, in the pharmaceutical industry, or in government bodies.


Statistics is key in decision-making in areas of uncertainty, and statisticians champion quantitative reasoning to help organisations make important advances in science and in business and public policy.

Statisticians can work in many industries, some popular fields are:

• medical
• pharmaceutical
• government
• financial
• insurance
• market research
• environmental

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per 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 welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    158 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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