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The Department of Statistics

The joy of being part of the LSE Statistics Department is you get to learn interesting and relevant statistical concepts from leading academics and attend events, such as the trips to Bloomberg and Lloyds, that showcase how these concepts are applied.

Dev Trivedy, BSc Actuarial Science

Welcome to the Department of Statistics. Here you can meet us virtually and find out more about the Department and our programmes. Take your time to browse through the information and follow the links to our Department webpages to really get to know us.

An introduction to Statistics at LSE An introduction to Statistics at LSE
Watch this video for an introduction to studying statistics at LSE

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Watch our Virtual Open Day talk

Watch our Statistics Virtual Open Day video to find out more about our degree programmes, teaching and assessment methods and life in the Department. 

You can also watch our 2020 Virtual Open Day Statistics Q&A session recording. 

Top three reasons why you should study statistics at LSE

  1. Our graduates are highly coveted by the financial and other industries.
  2. You can gain accreditation of programmes by the Royal Statistical Society and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
  3. We offer a unique focus on the application of statistics and data science in the (broadly understood) social sciences, including finance and economics.

You can find out more about us on our departmental webpages.

What is it like to study statistics at LSE?

The Department of Statistics offers four undergraduate degrees, including the new BSc Data Science which is launching for 2021 entry and including the BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics which is run jointly with the Mathematics Department (for details of the BSc Financial Mathematics and Statistics programme please see the Department of Mathematics page).

Our programmes provide a foundation in mathematical and statistical theory and students learn how to apply their quantitative skills to solve practical problems. The BSc Actuarial Science and the BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business focus on the application of mathematics and statistics to the world of business, finance and social sciences. Students can select courses from a range of areas, including applicable mathematics, applied statistics, actuarial science, economics, finance and accounting. The BSc Data Science focuses on statistics, mathematics, data science and analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and programming.

All our programmes have similar first year courses which include a solid grounding in mathematical and statistical theory as needed for the second and the third year. This means there are possibilities to move between the degree programmes in second year.

Watch our taster session to find out more about studying in the Department of Statistics.

Our programmes: BSc Actuarial Science

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Actuarial Science programme page.

Key facts

  • Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Applications/offers/intake 2019: 456/179/77
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £30,000
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, auditing, retail and commercial banking, accounting, insurance and brokerage.

Entry requirements

Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BSc Actuarial Science programme page.

Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the programme page for this information.

UCAS code: N321
A-levels: AAA, with an A in Mathematics
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, with 766 in higher level subjects, including Mathematics.

*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.

Our programmes: BSc Data Science *NEW for 2021*

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Data Science programme page.

Key facts

  • Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Applications/offers/intake 2019: New programme for 2021
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £30,000
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, auditing, retail and commercial banking, accounting, insurance and brokerage.

Entry requirements

Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BSc Data Science programme page.

Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the programme page for this information.

UCAS code: Provisional code N3UD
A-levels: AAA, with an A in Mathematics
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, with 766 in higher level subjects, including higher level Mathematics.

*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.

Our programmes: BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business programme page.

Key facts

  • Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Applications/offers/intake 2019: 487/96/32
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £30,000
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, auditing, retail and commercial banking, accounting, insurance and brokerage.

Entry requirements

Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business programme page.

Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the programme page for this information.

UCAS code: G0N0
A-levels: AAA, with an A in Mathematics
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, with 766 in higher level subjects, including Mathematics.

*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.

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