• Postgraduate taught
  • MSc


Discover a diverse range of statistical tools, applications and methods.

Discover the forefront of statistical tools, applications and methods through an unparalleled range of modules offered.

Specialise your skills in one of five tailor-made programme streams

Build your professional network within a highly selected, multinational cohort and our world-leading academic experts

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £20,500 Home

    • £34,350 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    1:25 (2022)

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 in statistics, mathematics, engineering, physics or computer science

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Examine how statistical ideas, tools and methods are used in almost all employment sectors on this Master's course.

You'll receive outstanding training in both theoretical and applied statistics and explore the use of statistics in sectors including banking and finance, government and medical research

This programme will also develop your appreciation of probability theory, statistical inference and applied and computational statistics.

You'll apply your knowledge from the course on an extensive research project, carried out in conjunction with a member of academic staff.

Statistics streams



Your timetable and learning

Our taught modules draw on state-of-the-art multi-mode teaching practice. Our focus is on interactive and deep learning through in-person tutorial sessions with our academic teaching and research staff to maximize interactions with our academic experts, and build largely on custom-built, asynchroneous video lectures.


The format of assessments will vary according to the aims, content and learning outcomes of each module.

We emphasize continuous learning, which will include courseworks, group assessments and tests throughout the year and written in-person examinations in May.

Staff expertise

 At Imperial, you will be taught by a range of teachers who undertake groundbreaking research and are regarded as experts in their field. 


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You'll take all of these core modules.

Core modules

You’ll choose five or six optional modules to total 30–32.5 ECTS.

You can choose a maximum of two modules each worth 7.5 ECTS.

Each module is worth 5 ECTS unless otherwise stated.

Optional modules

You'll also complete an extensive research project full-time between May and September. 

This will include an opportunity to work with a member of academic staff on a state-of-the-art research problem that suits your interests.

Professional accreditation

Our MSc in Statistics is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Graduates from accredited degrees can apply to the Royal Statistical Society for the professional award of Graduate Statistician. Graduates from non-accredited courses may also apply for this status and will be considered on an individual basis.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures, tutorials and practicals
  • Research project

  • 67% Lectures, tutorials and practicals
  • 33% Research project

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person completing coursework
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Group tutorials
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Modern statistical computing skills
  • Person giving feedback
    Office hours
  • Oral presentation and assessment
  • Practical computational sessions
  • Problem classes
  • Person giving seminar
    Research seminars
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment

Balance of assessment


  • Modules
  • Research project

  • 67% Modules
  • 33% Research project

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Assessed coursework/tests
  • Papers from a written report
    Enhanced coursework assessments
  • Oral presentation
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations
  • Written project

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2024 entry.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry


Overseas fee

2024 entry



Statistics scholarships

Value per award

  • Varies

Who it's for

  • All applicants to the MSc in Statistics.
Find out more

Scholarships and bursaries for home students

Value per award

  • Varies

Who it's for

  • Top UK home students who are eligible for home fee status
Find out more

How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Develop highly transferable skills that will prepare you for further study of or a career in statistics.

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These include skills in programming, problem-solving, critical thinking, scientific writing, project work and presentation.

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Mathematics graduates at Imperial are highly sought after in a wide array of employment and research sectors.

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These include banking and finance, accountancy, education, and IT and technology.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications