University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Applied Statistics

MSc Applied Statistics provides postgraduate instruction in the theory and methods of applied statistics. The programme is for students whose interests lie in the theory and application of statistical methods, and in methods for designing, collecting and analysing large-scale data.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from students who have, or expect to have, an Upper second-class honours degree involving a substantial statistical theory component as outlined below.

Your application will be considered on its merits, with motivation and postgraduate experience in a statistical environment potentially important factors.

Non-graduate qualifications, in particular the Graduate Diploma of the Royal Statistical Society, may be accepted in place of an undergraduate degree. Full details of previous statistical training in the form of syllabuses, reading lists and, in particular, examination papers will be helpful in assessing your suitability for the programme.

Academic background
This pathway is suitable for statisticians, mathematicians, econometricians, engineers and other science graduates whose training equips them to study applied statistics at graduate level. It is also suitable for social scientists with a good training in statistics.

Past students have held first degrees in subjects such as mathematics, economics, statistics, and statistics and psychology.

Course modules

The taught component of the programme consists of 30 study weeks divided into two semesters. In the week before the first semester begins, you will attend a four-day induction course which will introduce you to the computing and library facilities available at Southampton.

The programme of study consists of a combination of compulsory and option modules and a dissertation to be completed over the summer months. A total of 120 CATS points are required to complete the taught component of the programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 £ 9,250 per Academic year (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 £ 18,104 per Academic year (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 £ 4,625 per Academic year (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 £ 9,052 per Academic year (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.