Statistical Science


Postgraduate Degrees

With our international reputation for research (XX in the UK, QS World Rankings by Subject 2023: Statistical Science ), and central London location – UCL offers the ideal environment in which to take your statistics education to a more specialist level.

When founded the Department of Statistical Science was the first university statistics department in the world; however, research and teaching have kept pace with modern concerns, including applications of statistics in science, medicine, industry, economics and finance. We offer a friendly and supportive atmosphere, where small-group teaching and personal attention are available for all students. 

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MSc Data Science

Data science brings together computational and statistical skills for data-driven problem solving. This programme will equip you with the analytical tools to design sophisticated technical solutions using modern computational methods and with an emphasis on rigorous statistical thinking.


MSc Statistics

Statistical science skills are powerful tools that play a valuable role in all pure and applied sciences as well as in finance, commerce and medicine. The quantitative skills training provided by this MSc can lead to new and exciting opportunities in industry, healthcare, government, commerce or research.


MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics)

Medical statistics is a fundamental scientific component of health research. Medical statisticians interact with biomedical researchers, epidemiologists and public health professionals and contribute to the effective translation of scientific research into patient benefits and clinical decision-making. As new biomedical problems emerge, there are exciting challenges in applying existing tools and developing new superior models.

Join a community of researchers who are pushing the boundaries of statistical science

As a master’s student at UCL Statistical Science, you’ll be joining a rich community of researchers with a shared interest in pushing forward data-driven problem solving for the benefit of industry and society.  

You’ll be working with academics across the full range of statistical science – from foundations to computations and applications – including many who are making important original contributions to the development of the field.