MSc Programmes

Develop your learning 

The Department of Statistics offers four taught MSc programmes: MSc Statistics, LSE-Fudan Double Masters in Financial Statistics and Chinese Economy, MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management and MSc Data Science.

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Applications for 2020/21 entry will reopen in mid-October. 

MSc Statistics

The MSc Statistics degree incorporates three separate streams: MSc StatisticsMSc Statistics (Financial Statistics) and  MSc Statistics (Social Statistics). Each of these streams also incorporates a separate research branch which replaces one unit's worth of optional courses with a compulsory dissertation.

MSc Statistics (Research)
MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics) (Research)
MSc Statistics (Social Statistics) (Research)

MSc Statistics provides an excellent grounding for employment in the private or public sectors in Statistics, related quantitative fields or for academic research. The proof of the growing need for statistical modelling in many fields is the very strong career opportunities for our MSc graduates. Focusing on statistical methodology and its interface with economics, finance and social science, the MSc has an emphasis on the most successful statistical methods as well as cutting-edge new developments offering hands-on experience in real data analysis using the R Package.

LSE-Fudan Double Master's Financial Statistics and Chinese Economy

From 2019/20, there will be a new double master's degree introduced: the LSE-Fudan Double Master's Financial Statistics and Chinese Economy. This allows students to study for one year at LSE and one year at Fudan University in Shanghai.

MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management

The MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management (formerly known as MSc Risk and Stochastics) offers in-depth instruction in probabilistic, statistical, and computational methods to quantify risk arising from, but not limited to, economic, financial, and insurance applications. This programme is LSE’s timely response to industry’s strong demand in experts with quantitative expertise in risk management, finance, insurance, and their interface.

MSc Data Science

The MSc Data Science provides training in data science methods, with a focus on statistical perspectives. You will receive a thorough grounding in theory, much of it at a high mathematical level, as well as gain practical skills of applied data science, enabling you to apply advanced methods of data science and statistics to investigate real world questions.