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About the course

MSc Applied Statistics provides postgraduate instruction in the theory and methods of applied statistics. The programme is for students whose interests lie in the theory and application of statistical methods, and in methods for designing, collecting and analysing large –scale data.

You will benefit from the cutting-edge research conducted in the research centres in which professors from our department hold leading positions: the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute and the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. Our main areas of expertise include sampling, small-area estimation, census and administrative data and the analysis of 'big data'.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject such as:

quantitative analysis
economics (with emphasis on econometrics)
physical sciences
social sciences (with emphasis on quantitative methods)
geography (with emphasis on quantitative methods)


A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

 Course Content

Where is University of Southampton


Student Profile(s)

Yan Zhang, MSc Applied Statistics

“While studying MSc Applied Statistics the lecturers explained why we use certain methods to solve a problem and not just which methods to use, which gave me a much deeper understanding.”


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