UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This MSci programme is designed for students with an interest in the powerful applications of statistics who also wish to develop their mathematical knowledge and explore the interactions between the two subjects. It is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society, and offers an additional year of study on top of the Mathematics and Statistical Science BSc. Students have the opportunity to specialise further by taking more advanced courses and completing a major project. No previous knowledge of statistics is required.

Course Modules

Years 1 and 2: Foundations are laid with a balanced selection of courses from each department, including the following compulsory statistics courses: Year 1: Introduction to statistical methods; introduction to probability. Year 2: Computing for practical statistics; linear models and the analysis of variance; introduction to applied probability; probability and inference; either: optimisation algorithms in operations research, or: social statistics. Year 3: Range of options in both subjects, including: actuarial science; clinical and pharmaceutical studies; decision and risk; epidemiological methods; forecasting; optimisation algorithms in operational research; social statistics; stochastic systems; compulsory course in statistical inference. Year 4: Major research project; range of options in both subjects. Sponsorship available for students through the year in industry scheme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MSci (Hons) £18,830  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
MSci (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher A1A1A-A1AA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAAA
  • GCE A-level A*AA-A*A*A
  • European Baccalaureate 90%
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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94% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 95%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 93%

£26,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

89% Go on to work and/or study

In work 47
Studying 37
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 8
Unknown 3

23% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 82%

Total Coursework: 17%

Total Practical: 1%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation