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Careers in Statistics

Where will a degree in Statistics take you? 

Find out what our Statistics graduates have gone on to do

Edith Karinthi-Durnez

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Edith Karinthi-Durnez

LSE Careers

Embarking on your statistics course here will have a lasting impact on your career, and LSE Careers can help you to make the transition from your studies into the world of work or further study.

We have a comprehensive careers programme for statistics students that will include preparing you for the entire recruitment process as well as a fun alumni networking event where you can meet alums from your department and learn about their careers.

We hope you make the most of your time here, both academically, and also by taking advantage of the services available to you. We look forward to meeting you at some of our workshops, careers fairs, or employer events.

Dedicated careers resources for Statistics students 

Department of Statistics students at LSE have access to a range of specialist services and events designed with their career directions in mind.

  • Specialist careers workshops, including sessions on CVs and cover letters, assessment centres, interview skills and advice specific to particular employment sectors. Purely for Statistics students. 
  • Comminucation workshop in conjunction with LSE LIFE for Undergraduates
  • 1-1 discussions with LSE Careers Consultant Edith Karinthi-Durnez
  • Exclusive Alumni mixer events for Statistics students
  • Annual networking alumni panel dedicated to Statistics students
  • Access to LSE Careerhub, with thousands of short-term and long-term opportunities including internships.

Graduate destinations - BSc

Although Statistics alumni choose a wide variety of careers options and occupational sectors, the main destinations after a BSc are:

  • Accounting and auditing
  • Insurance and brokerage
  • Investment banking

Graduate destinations - MSc

After an MSc, the main destinations are slightly broader:

  • Accounting and auditing
  • Consultancy
  • Information and digital technology
  • Insurance and brokerage
  • Investment banking
  • Retail and commercial banking

The role of the graduate

Here are the main roles of Alumni in each of these sectors:

Sector

Main roles

Accounting and auditing

Accounting associate
Actuarial analyst
Actuarial consultant
Audit assistant
Data insight services analyst
Risk assurance associate

Consultancy

Analytics and modelling analyst
Benefit actuarial consultant

Information and digital technology

Business operator
Data analyst
Data modelling analyst
Games maths modeller

Insurance and brokerage

Actuarial associate
Finance actuarial intern
Insurance underwriter
Technical pricing analyst

Investment banking

Banking analyst
Credit risk analyst
Equity derivatives analyst
Financial analyst

Retail and commercial banking

Analyst in risk management
Asset manager
Credit analyst
Credit trader
Customer manager