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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.
2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, including a substantial amount of statistics and mathematics
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) offers you the opportunity to study the social sciences in an institution with a worldwide academic reputation, while enjoying the cultural, social and recreational facilities of one of the world’s greatest capital cities.
The MSc Statistics programme provides students with unparalleled training in statistical modelling and data analysis by bridging computation with communication and inference with intuition. Students in the programme receive direct feedback on written coursework from professors, who not only deliver rigorous insight into statistical theory during lectures but also delve into research applications during computer workshops. My training in the MSc Statistics programme has been indispensable in my current role at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
My MSc Statistics was essential for opening the door to my career in data consulting. As a consultant, I help clients sort out their data systems, teach analysts how to use visualise data, and build statistical models to solve client problems. For each of these things, I use data analysis and problem solving skills honed in my Master’s. The variety of courses as well as the research programme were excellent foundations for the type of statistical work I do every day.
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