Statistical Science


MSc Entry Procedure

The opening date for the consideration of applications for entry in September 2019 will be 15 October 2018. The application window for entry in September 2018 closed on 15 March 2018 and unfortunately we are not able to consider any candidates who wish to apply after this time.

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.


The Department of Statistical Science has been awarded two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships in Medical Statistics for the 2018/19 academic year. The studentships cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and a maintenance stipend of £17,050 per annum (based on the standard UK Research Council rate with London weighting). International students may also apply, but will need to source additional funding to meet the difference in cost between UK/EU and overseas tuition fees. There is no separate application process for these studentships; all applicants to the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) programme will automatically be considered.

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.