Description

The Financial Statistics stream of the MSc Statistics programme is mainly intended for students wishing to pursue careers in the finance industry or as a stepping stone towards PhD study in statistics for finance.

It provides high-level training in statistics with applications in finance. You will learn to analyse and critically interpret data, build statistical models of real situations, and use statistical software packages.

The compulsory courses consolidate your understanding of fundamental ideas in probability and statistics and introduce advanced topics. You can choose options to focus on various topics, including those in statistics (with applications in finance or social science), data science, or approved courses from other departments.

Graduates of the programme are awarded Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status by the Royal Statistical Society if a specific combination of modules is taken.

Study Details:

MSc 9 months full-time/21 months part-time (see Bologna process)

Module Details:

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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 generous scholarships each year to home and overseas students.

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

Selection for any funding opportunity is based on receipt of an offer for a place and submitting a Graduate Financial Support application, before the funding deadline. Funding deadline for needs-based awards from LSE: 28 April 2022.

In addition to our needs-based awards, LSE also makes available scholarships for students from specific regions of the world and awards for students studying specific subject areas. Find out more about financial support.

Student Destinations

The programme provides excellent opportunities for employment and further study. The programme is also conditionally accredited by the Royal Statistical Society. This means that although an accreditation is given, it will only lead to the award of ‘Graduate Statistician’ if you take a specific combination of modules.

Fees

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Entry Requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent with substantial amount of statistics and mathematics.

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

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