MSc Statistics / Overview
Year of entry: 2019
- Degree awarded
- 12 months full time
- Entry requirements
The normal entry requirements are at least a good upper second class honours degree from a UK University, or the equivalent from an overseas University, in Mathematics or in a subject with significant mathematical content. Students should also have a sound background of basic probability and statistics in their degree, at least up to the second year level of a Mathematics degree in the UK. Specialist knowledge of finance for the Financial Statistics pathway is not required.
We would encourage you to look through our MSc Statistics Expected Background before applying.
- How to apply
- Apply online Please indicate which pathway you wish to pursue when making your online application (Statistics or Financial Statistics). All options are available on the online application form.
|Full-time||Part-time||Full-time distance learning||Part-time distance learning|
The Probability and Statistics group (4 Professors, 3 Senior Lecturers and 10 Lecturers) in the School of Mathematics have a long-standing reputation and experience of offering one year, high quality taught courses in areas of Statistics leading to the degree of MSc.These courses have aimed to offer a thorough professional training which prepare students to embark on statistical careers in a variety of areas. (There is a shortage of statisticians trained to postgraduate level in the UK and the employment prospects for such people remain good.) They have also provided a very good foundation for further study at PhD level.
Our current MSc programme in Statistics allows students to take one of two different MSc degrees, depending on their interests and career aspirations. There is the main programme in Statistics and one associated pathway in Financial Statistics. Each is built around a common core of five modules and then students study an additional set of three specialist modules to make a total of eight in all.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
International students (per annum): £18,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,500
International students (per annum): £9,250
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
Details of current funding opportunities for this programme can be found here .
- School of Mathematics
- Contact name
- PGT Admissions Team
- +44 (0)161 275 0174
Courses in related subject areas
Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.
Regulated by the Office for Students
The University of Manchester is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS aims to help students succeed in Higher Education by ensuring they receive excellent information and guidance, get high quality education that prepares them for the future and by protecting their interests. More information can be found at the OfS website.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Manchester, including our Degree Regulations and Complaints Procedure, on our regulations website.