Description

The MSc in Statistics provides intensive training in statistics applicable to the social sciences, economics and finance.

The aim of the programme is to foster an interest in theoretical and applied statistics and equip you for work as a professional statistician. This degree offers students who enjoy statistics the opportunity to build on their interests and learn how to apply their knowledge in the real world by analysing and critically interpreting data, building statistical models of real situations, and using cutting edge programming tools and software packages.

The compulsory course will provide you with comprehensive coverage of fundamental aspects of probability and statistical methods and principles. It provides the foundations for the optional courses on more advanced statistical modelling, computational methods and advanced probability theory. Options also include specialist courses from the Departments of Methodology, Mathematics, Economics and Social Policy.

Study Details:

Nine months full-time, 21 months part-time (see Bologna process)

Module Details:

In addition to the compulsory course, you will take courses to the value of three units from a range of options. Options include more advanced statistical modelling, computational methods, statistical computing and advanced probability theory, as well as specialist courses from the Departments of Methodology, Mathematics, Economics and Social Policy.

Statistical Inference: Principles, Methods and Computation

Programme Funding

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country, and we provide over £13 million in scholarships each year to graduate students from the UK, EU and overseas.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support SchemeMaster’s Awards, and Anniversary Scholarships.

Student Destinations

Students on this programme have excellent career prospects. Former students have taken up positions in consulting firms, banks and in the public sector. Many go on to take higher degrees. Graduates of the MSc are awarded Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status by the Royal Statistical Society.

Fees

UK/EU: £14,640 Overseas £22,608

Entry Requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, including a substantial amount of statistics and mathematics.

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet our minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

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