Royal Statistical Society Membership

Find out what's in it for you!



The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is a world-leading organisation promoting the importance of statistics and data – and a professional body for all statisticians and data analysts.

 All full-time and full and part-time students are eligible for e-student membership. The benefits include: 

  • Increased statistical knowledge and enhanced CV
  • Opportunity to be involved in UK-wide statistical events
  • Access to Significance magazine online.

Degree Programmes 

A number of our degree programmes are currently accredited by the RSS. This means that on completion of their degree, students are eligible for the award of Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status. This provides formal recognition of a member’s statistical qualifications.

The following programmes are currently accredited by the RSS: 

  • MSc Data Science*
  • MSc Statistics and MSc Statistics (Research); MSc Statistics (Social Statistics) and MSc Statistics (Social Statistics) (Research)
  • MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics) and MSc Financial Statistics (Research)*
  • BSc Actuarial Science
  • BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business

*These programmes are conditionally accredited. Conditional accreditation means that certain modules need to be passed in order to qualify for GradStat status.