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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Government Statistician

Careers in statistics and data


Government Statisticians collect analyse and disseminate official statistics in order to meet the needs of government, business, and the public for trusted, authoritative, relevant and timely statistics, and related analysis and advice.

Skills Required:

Things to Consider:

You need to have strong quantitative and statistical knowledge prior to starting your career as a statistician. This career provides an opportunity to directly use the statistical knowledge learnt in your social science degree.

Taking the MSc Social Statistics course at Southampton or another postgraduate taught statistical course will put you in a great position.

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UK Statistics Authority- information on recruitment

Royal Statistical Society- careers information

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In the summer of my second year, I was offered an internship at the FT. This really opened my eyes to the massive range of careers open to graduates who are proactive and enthusiastic.
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