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Applied Statistics (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Learn the theory and application of statistical methods on this MSc Applied Statistics degree at the University of Southampton. Gain in-depth knowledge and skills in analysing large-scale data to solve problems. You'll graduate ready for a career as a statistician in a wide range of sectors, from government to medicine. 

On this UK statistics master’s course we’ll teach you how to collect and analyse quantitative social science data and apply it to real-world problems.  

Through your choice of modules you’ll be able to adapt the course to your personal interests or career plans.  

Typical subjects include: 

  • survey methods and design 
  • survey modelling (multilevel, longitudinal, linear) 
  • analysing complex data sets 

You’ll benefit from the research of our expert academics, whose findings feed directly into the course content. Our main areas of expertise at Southampton include: 

  • sampling 
  • small-area estimation 
  • census and administrative data 
  • analysis of ‘big data’ 

We’re known for the expertise and international scope of our research and for the application of cutting-edge quantitative and qualitative methods. 

We host the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), which provides training and capacity building as well as carrying out its own research programme. 

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Olga Maslovskaya, lecturer in Social Statistics and Demography within Economic, Social and Political Sciences. Her research interests include survey research, survey methodology, social statistics, quantitative research methods and demography.

Visit Dr Maslovskaya's staff profile to find out more about her work.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.