Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This course gives you advanced knowledge of statistical methods and the theory that underpins these methods. With a strong emphasis on relating theory to practice, you will develop your analytical, logical, numerical and problem-solving, skills that are in such high demand with employers. Case studies will help you to relate theory to practice, and we will encourage you to think critically; some of your work will be done in groups. You will supplement all this with your own independent reading and study, including the use of online resources. There is a great shortage of well qualified statisticians, data analysts and statistical consultants across the sector and this course has been specifically designed to meet that demand.

There is a need in both the public and private sectors for well-qualified statisticians and this course will leave you ideally placed for a wide variety of employment opportunities in: commerce; economics; accountancy; health sciences; natural and environmental sciences; computing; engineering; law; medical statistics; medical research; pharmaceutical industry. You might also wish to explore your options in research or academia, or even complete further study at doctoral level. Statisticians work in many fields, from government to market research, measuring anything from changes in the environment revealing the effects of global warming to the effectiveness of medicines. There are a large number of employment opportunities for our graduates in medical statistics, medical research, commerce and industry, particularly the pharmaceutical industry. There are also many career opportunities both in areas directly related to statistics, such as economics and accountancy, and wider field in areas like health sciences, natural and environmental sciences, computing, engineering and law.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,900 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a second class honours degree 2:2 or above, in an appropriate subject with a significant amount of mathematics in its curriculum. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components); 58 (with 51 in all components) in Pearson Test of English; 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading) in TOEFL (IBT); 176 overall (no less than 169 in any component) in Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency - taken post January 2015.