University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


Our MSc is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society. It will teach you how to think and act like a professional. Your dissertation will be based on a challenge set by industry. You will be supervised by an academic and a professional from a partner organisation such as Astrazeneca, GSK or Rolls-Royce. Dissertation topics from previous years include: lung cancer prediction; analysis of wildlife tracking data; the 2010 general election; comet analysis; optimisation for the prediction of football scores.Our graduates work in finance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and research. Employers include First Direct, GlaxoSmithKline, Marks and Spencer, the Government Statistical Service and medical council research units.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree (or above) with substantial mathematical and statistical components or a pass at an equivalent level in the graduate certificate. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: data analysis; statistical laboratory; linear models; dependent data; inference; sampling, design and medical statistics.

Assessment methods

You are assessed by exams, project work and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

You may be able to get University and external company funding depending on your qualifications. We need to receive all funding applications by the first week in March.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 3808