What will I learn?

Overview

Our Statistics MSc is a flexible Masters degree enabling students from a wide range of backgrounds to both broaden and deepen their understanding of statistics.

The course combines in-depth training in mainstream advanced statistical modelling with a broad range of specialisations, including financial mathematics, clinical trials and risk management.

You’ll also develop your understanding of research methods in statistics from writing styles to programming skills, preparing you for a wide range of careers in different sectors. You’ll apply these skills in an independent research project.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Learning and teaching

Teaching is by lectures, tutorials, seminars and supervised research projects.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

The taught course is primarily assessed by end-of-semester examinations with a small component of continuous assessment. The semester three project is assessed by a written dissertation and a short oral presentation.

Career opportunities

There is a shortage of well-qualified statisticians in the UK and other countries. Numeracy, in general, is an attribute keenly sought after by employers. The emergence of data mining and analysis means that demand for statisticians is growing across a wide range of sectors, including:

  • Actuarial, betting and gaming industries
  • Charitable organisations
  • Commercial, environmental and financial organisations
  • Forensic and police investigation
  • Government departments
  • Market research
  • Medical and pharmaceutical organisations

Which department am I in?

School of Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£23,000.00 (US$ 31,173) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds,

LS2 9JT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For Postgraduate qualification, students need to have 4 year Bachelors: for courses requiring 2.1 students need to have a GPA of 3.0; for courses requiring 2.2 students need to have a GPA of 2.5. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill.

For international students

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a subject containing a substantial mathematical and statistical component. Successful applicants will have a foundation in Statistics including strong grades in statistical modules. We may ask for further detailed module information if these are not clear on your transcript. We do not normally accept degrees in Accountancy or Finance. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) at 92 overall with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Leeds

The University of Leeds enjoys a high student satisfaction rate – 3rd in the UK (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, 2018).

  • In the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • #15 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
  • One of the largest single-site campuses in the UK
  • Diverse campus with over 12,000 international students

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