Prospective students

What we offer and how to apply

Statistics really has no right to exist unless it is used
One should really think of Statistics as a discipline which can be used to support other disciplines

Thank you for your interest in studying in the Department of Statistics. Applications for entry in 2018 are now closed. If you are thinking of applying for any of our Undergraduate programmes and have any questions you can contact the UG Admissions team or for enquiries related to Postgraduate or PhD programmes, please get in touch by emailing us via statistics@lse.ac.uk

Applications for entry in 2019 will open in mid-October 2018.

The BSc Actuarial Science, BSc Mathematics,Statistics and Business and BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics offer the opportunity to build on your mathematical skills and apply them to areas such as insurance, banking, finance and statistics. Previous experience of statistics is not necessary to apply for these courses but you should have studied mathematics at A level and have an enthusiasm for the subject.

The department also offers three taught MSc programmes and an MPhil/PhD in Statistics. The MSc Statistics provides students with intensive training in statistics applicable to the social sciences, econometrics and finance. The Financial Statistics stream of the MSc Statistics programme is mainly intended for students wishing to pursue careers in the finance industry.

The MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management (formerly known as MSc in Risk and Stochastics) offers in-depth instruction in advanced mathematical risk theory and its ramifications in insurance, finance and their interface.

The MSc Data Science provides training in data science methods, emphasising statistical perspectives. You will receive a thorough grounding in theory, as well as the technical and practical skills of data science. 

The Department welcomes applications for the MPhil/PhD in Statistics from suitably qualified candidates. Some EPSRC/ESRC/LSE studentships are available. Full details of departmental research interests are available on our Research pages.

Undergraduate programmes

 Index of courses

  • ST102 Elementary Statistical Theory
  • ST107 Quatitative Methods (Statistics)
  • ST108 Probability and Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • ST201 Statistical Models and Data Analysis
  • ST202 Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference
  • ST205 Sample Surveys and Experiments
  • ST211 Applied Regression
  • ST226 Actuarial Investigations: Financial
  • ST227 Survival Models
  • ST300 Regression and Generalized Linear Models
  • ST301 Actuarial Mathematics (Life)
  • ST302 Stochastic Processes
  • ST303 Stochastic Simulation
  • ST304 Time Series and Forecasting
  • ST306 Actuarial Mathematics (General)
  • ST307 Aspects of Market Research
  • ST308 Bayesian Inference
  • ST312 Applied Statistics Project
  • ST327 Market Research: An Integrated Approach
  • ST330 Stochastic and Actuarial Methods in Finance

Graduate programmes

Index of courses

  • ST405 Multivariate Methods
  • ST409 Stochastic Processes
  • ST411 Generalised Linear Modelling and Survival Analysis
  • ST416 Multilevel Modelling
  • ST418 Non-Linear Dynamics and the Analysis of Real Time Series
  • ST421 Developments in Statistical Methods
  • ST422 Time Series
  • ST425 Statistical Inference: Principles, Methods and Computation  
  • ST426 Applied Stochastic Processes
  • ST427 Insurance Mathematics
  • ST429 Probabilistic Methods in Risk Management and Insurance
  • ST433 Computational Methods in Finance and Insurance
  • ST435 Advanced Probability Theory
  • ST436 Financial Statistics
  • ST439 Stochastics for Derivatives Modelling
  • ST440 Recent Developments in Finance and Insurance
  • ST441 Introduction to Markov Processes and their Applications
  • ST442 Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • ST443 Machine Learning and Data Mining *
  • ST444 Statistical Computing
  • ST499 Dissertation