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    Full time & Part time available

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  • Course Duration

    9 or 12 months full-time, 21 or 24 months part-time

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  • Last Updated

    24 October 2018

Course content

About the MSc programme

The MSc 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. You will learn to analyse and critically interpret data, build statistical models of real situations, and use programming tools and statistical software packages. 

The compulsory course, Statistical Inference: Principles, Methods and Computation, will provide you with comprehensive coverage of fundamental aspects of probability and statistical methods and principles. You will also take courses to the value of three units from a rangeof options. The core course provides the foundations more advanced statistical modelling, computational methods, statistical computing and advanced probability theory which you can select, or specialist courses from the Departments of Methodology, Mathematics, Economics and Social Policy.

Graduates of the programme are awarded Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status by the Royal Statistical Society. 

Research Stream

The research stream is similar to the MSc Statistics nine-month programme but involves a compulsory dissertation which replaces one unit's worth of optional courses and extends the length of the programme to 12 months. 

Graduates of the programme are awarded Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status by the Royal Statistical Society.

Both programmes are offered by the Department of Statistics, which has an international reputation for development of statistical methodology that has grown from its long history of active contributions to research and teaching in statistics for the social sciences.

Graduate 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.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme

Visit the MSc Statistics / MSc Statistics (Research) page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!






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