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Statistics - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

Providing a thorough grounding in statistical theory and techniques, the MSc course offers a launching pad for a professional career involving statistics, or a prelude to a research degree (PhD). You’ll receive practical and theoretical training in two core courses which is then applied in six modules of your choice. Teaching at Master’s level places greater emphasis on practical work than at undergraduate level, this includes coursework reports and learning state-of-the-art specialised research subfields. After completing successfully the taught portion of the course, you will then continue for a further ten weeks to put their knowledge into practice in the dissertation.


You will be required to take eight lecture - course modules throughout your course, two of which will be core modules. They will provide a strong foundation in statistical methods, both theoretical and practical, for the rest of the MSc course. You will then have a selection of modules to choose from for your six opitonal modules.

If you would like to look closely at the optional and core modules available on this course please visit this page, which will provide you with module descriptions.


For the nine month period from October to June, you will be engaged in attending a set of courses ranging across the spectrum of the most fundamental areas of Statistics and Probability. After completing the taught portion of the Master’s you will have acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding of topics in statistical theory and practice and in probability to provide a basis for academic research or a career as a statistician.


Assessment is initially made for each module separately: some modules have an element of continuous assessment through coursework, but the majority of modules assessed through written examinations in May and June or, for some modules, January. Your performance in the core and optional modules combined is then examined by an examinations board consisting of academic staff plus an External Examiner appointed from another university. Dissertations are examined in the Department and then by the External Examiner. The MSc degree is awarded subject to satisfactory standard in the dissertation. Students who do outstandingly well in both taught modules and the dissertation may be awarded the MSc with Distinction or Merit.

Sectors graduates have gone on to work in include:

  • Banking and Finance
  • IT

Graduates of this course have gone into the following careers:

  • Investment Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Statistician

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

English Language Requirements

No score lower than 6.0 in all IELTS fields with a total score of 6.5 minimum.

Department of Study


Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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In 2015/16, we allocated over £33 million of scholarship funding to postgraduate students.

The University is also part of a number of prestigious government Scholarship schemes, including Chevening, Fulbright, Commonwealth and Marshall. Further information can be found on our website.

Additional Course Costs

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.