MSc Programmes

Develop your learning 

Thank you for your interest in the MSc Programmes in the Department of Statistics.

We offer five taught MSc programmes: MSc Statistics, LSE-Fudan Double Masters in Financial Statistics and Chinese Economy, MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management, MSc Data Science and brand new for 2021, the MSc Health Data Science!

Applications have to be made through our Graduate Admissions system. Click on the degree programme below to be redirected to our Graduate 'How to Apply' page. If you have any questions please contact us at

Applications for 2021/22 are now open. We held a virtual Graduate Open Day on 9 November 2020 and we hope that the video answers any questions that you have about applying to study a MSc with us in the Department of Statistics. 

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.

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. 

MSc Health Data Science

The MSc Health Data Science is a programme designed to equip future health data analysts with the skills they need to interpret, analyse, assess, and evaluate health interventions, services, programmes, and policies. This is a joint programme with the LSE’s Department of Health Policy.

LSE Online Certificate Course 

LSE’s online certificate courses designed by Department of Statistics faculty provide the expert knowledge and skills to enhance your career. Courses take place over 8 weeks and provide the flexibility for professionals looking to upskill for success. 

LSE Data Analysis for Management

LSE Machine Learning