MSc Statistics

University of Kent, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science

Program Description

MSc Statistics

University of Kent, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science

MSc Statistics

This programme, accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), is excellent preparation for careers in any field requiring a strong statistical background. It equips aspiring professional statisticians with the skills they will need for posts in industry, government, research and teaching.

The statistics group at SMSAS is highly qualified to lead your advanced study in statistics. Statistical research is thriving here and this research work informs our MSc teaching, through lectures, practical work and projects.

Course structure

This programme, which has recently been updated, trains professional statisticians for posts in industry, government, research and teaching. It provides a suitable preparation for careers in other fields requiring a strong statistical background. Core modules give a thorough grounding in modern statistical methods and there is the opportunity to choose additional topics to study.

You gain experience of analysing real data problems through practical classes and exercises. The course includes training in the computer language R.

You undertake a substantial project in statistics, supervised by an experienced researcher. Some projects are focused on the analysis of particular complex data sets while others are more concerned with generic methodology.


The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

  • MA885 - Stochastic Processes and Time Series
  • MA888 - Stochastic Models in Ecology and Medicine
  • MA889 - Analysis of Large Data Sets
  • MA890 - Practical Statistics and Computing
  • MA858 - Computational Statistics
  • MA867 - Project
  • MA881 - Probability and Classical Inference
  • MA882 - Advanced Regression Modelling
  • MA883 - Bayesian Statistics
  • MA884 - Principles of Data Collection


Assessment is through coursework and formal examinations.


As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Statistics - Taught MSc at Canterbury:

Full-time: £5100 UK/EU; £12450 Overseas

Key facts

  • Subject area: Statistics
  • Award: MSc
  • Course type: Taught
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Mode of study: Full-time only
  • Attendance mode: Campus
  • Duration: One year full-time
  • Start: September
  • Total Kent credits: 180
  • Total ECTS credits: 90
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 year
Full time
5,100 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 5,100 GBP
UK/EU; 12450 GBP. Overseas