UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)


Statistical science skills are powerful tools that play a valuable role in all pure and applied sciences as well as in finance, law and marketing. New and exciting opportunities in industry, medicine, government commerce or research await the graduate who has gained the quantitative skills training provided by this programme.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a quantitative discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Knowledge of mathematical methods and linear algebra at university level and familiarity with introductory probability and statistics is required. Relevant professional experience will also be taken into consideration.

Course modules

Core modules: Foundation course (not credit bearing); statistical models and data analysis; statistical design of investigations; statistical computing; applied Bayesian methods. Options: Decision and risk; stochastic systems; forecasting; statistical inference; medical statistics i; medical statistics ii; stochastic methods in finance i; stochastic methods in finance ii; factorial experimentation; selected topics in statistics; Bayesian methods in health economics; quantitative modelling of operational risk and insurance analytics.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and classes, some of which are dedicated to practical work. External organisations deliver technical lectures and seminars where possible. Assessment is through written examination and coursework. The research project is assessed through the dissertation and a 15-minute presentation. Workshops running during the teaching terms provide preparation for this project and cover the communication of statistics e.g. the presentation of statistical graphs and tables.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 1872/1881