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Department of Statistics


Department of Statistics
Columbia House
London School of Economics
Houghton Street


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BSc Queries

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MSc Queries

 +44 (0)20 7955 6879 


MPhil/PhD Queries

+44 (0)20 7955 7511
i.marshall@lse.ac.uk| (PhD enquiries)






Welcome to the Department of Statistics at the London School of Economics & Political Science. The department enjoys a vibrant research environment and offers a comprehensive programme of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Statistics.

The Department of Statistics offers a comprehensive programme of seminars throughout the year, including the statistics seminars series, joint statistics and econometrics seminars and the London Mathematical Finance seminars. You can find further details here|, along with an archive of our past seminars and details of workshops, conferences and other special events.
Special conference in memory of Marc Yor at LPMA (Paris) in June 2015

Journées à la mémoire de Marc Yor, a special conference in memory of Professor Marc Yor|, who died on 9 January 2014, takes place in Paris on 3 to 5 June 2015, organised by the LPMA (Probabilities and Random Models Laboratory). Marc was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Statistics and an inspiration to all who knew him.

Please visit the conference website here|.

Please read an obituary of Marc, written by Hélyette Geman and Monique Jeanblanc, here|.

Risk and Stochastics Conference 2015 - in honour of Professor Ragnar Norberg
Royal Statistical Society, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 April 2015

This two-day conference celebrates the 70th birthday of Professor Ragnar Norberg and acknowledges his academic achievements, in particular, his legacy at LSE, which is primarily but not solely due to the Risk and Stochastics enterprise, which he was instrumental in founding and which has conspicuously placed the School on the world map in the areas of modern actuarial and financial mathematics and their interface.

Please view the conference website here|.

The department offers degree courses at undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research level.

Undergraduate programmes offer an opportunity to build on your mathematical skills and apply them to areas such as insurance, banking, finance and statistics.

The MSc programmes provide students with intensive training in statistics applicable to the social sciences, econometrics, finance and insurance.

The department welcomes applications for the MPhil/PhD in Statistics from suitably qualified candidates. Full details of departmental research interests are available on our Research pages.
The department has three undergraduate degrees that involve the applications of statistics to the social sciences and include a range of statistical and mathematical subjects.

BSc in Actuarial Science|
BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics|
BSc Statistics with Finance|
Our taught postgraduate courses are based around lectures, with problem classes and computer workshops. Most courses are assessed by a two-hour exam in the summer term, although some contain an element of course work.

MSc in Statistics|
MSc in Statistics (Financial Statistics)|
MSc in Risk and Stochastics|
Research programmes are designed to produce professional social scientists, well versed in a range of advanced statistical techniques and methods, in addition to having an in-depth knowledge of a particular area.

MPhil/PhD Statistics|




Research in Risk and Stochastics|
The current members of the Risk and Stochastics group are Beatrice Acciaio, Pauline Barrieu, Erik Baurdoux, Luciano Campi, Umut Cetin, Angelos Dassios, Kostas Kardaras and Hao Xing.

Research in Social Statistics|
The current members of the Social Statistics group are Wicher Bergsma, Sara Geneletti, Kostas Kalogeropoulos, Jouni Kuha, Irini Moustaki, Chris Skinner and Fiona Steele.

Research in Time Series
The current members of the Time Series group are Matteo Barigozzi, Piotr Fryzlewicz, Kostas Kalogeropoulos, Clifford Lam, Leonard Smith and Qiwei Yao