Where will a degree in Statistics take you?

Find out what our Statistics graduates have gone on to do

Edith Karinthi-Durnez


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. 

Join the Careers Hub for all your events, bookings, as well as the job board, 1-2-1 careers appointments or practice interviews! 

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Find a Careers Resource to help you!

Department of Statistics students 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. 
  • Communication workshops for Undergraduates (in conjunction with LSE LIFE) 
  • 1-1 discussions with LSE Careers Consultant, Edith Karinthi-Durnez
  • Exclusive Alumni mixer events
  • Annual Networking Alumni Panel 
  • 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:

Graduate destinations - MSc

After an MSc, the main destinations are slightly broader:

Department of Statistics Alumni Events 

Each year we have an exclusive networking Alumni panel plus we have just introduced the Statistics Alumni mixer and all UG and MSc Statistics students are invited. They have proven to be very popular events and a fanatstic way to hear first hand how a degree in Statistics has helped our Alumni in the workplace and it is a great opportunity to network too.

The Role of the Graduate 

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


Main roles

Accounting and auditing

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


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