MSc Entry Procedure

We are currently accepting applications for entry in September 2016. Owing to the competition for places, candidates are advised to apply as early as they are able; the number of places on each programme is limited.

  • The application deadline for the MSc Statistics is 15 March 2016.
  • The application deadline for the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) is 31 March 2016.
  • The application deadline for the MSc Data Science (with specialisation in Statistics) is 15 May 2016.

We will not be able to consider any candidates who wish to apply after the relevant closing date has passed. Note also that if you apply after 15 March 2016 then there is no guarantee whatsoever that you will be able to transfer to another programme that has already closed, either later in the admissions process or after having enrolled at UCL.

Entry Requirements

The MSc is accessible to students with a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the drop-down menu on the prospectus page.

Knowledge of mathematical methods and linear algebra at university level and familiarity with introductory probability and statistics is required. Applications must demonstrate a interest in quantitative scientific investigation and problem solving.

English Language Proficiency

In addition to the academic requirements above, all students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate. For the MSc Statistics (including the Medical Statistics pathway), applicants much reach at least the UCL standard level. Further information on this requirement is available at the link below.


Two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships in Medical Statistics are available for the 2016/17 academic year.

UCL also offers a number of scholarships and other funding for UK, EU and overseas students studying Masters courses at the University. Further information, including eligibility criteria and application deadlines, can be found at the link below.

How to Apply

Applications should be made direct to UCL. Online applications can be submitted via the following link. A detailed guide to completing the online application is also available from this page.