12 months
9865 GBP/year
9495 GBP/year
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Develop the specialist skills and knowledge to carry out official statistics work at this flexible Data Analytics for Government MSc course at the University of Southampton. Learn the survey methods and social data analysis skills to work for the UK government, an overseas government, or a non government organisation conducting large-scale statistical or analytical work. 


Course Details

This Data Analytics for Government MSc course at the University of Southampton is ideal if you are currently working in official statistics or the Government Statistical Service (GSS). You can choose to study part time over 2 to 5 years or full time over 1 year.

You'll strengthen and update your professional skills and knowledge of survey methods, data science and data analysis. 

Compulsory topics you’ll cover include: 

  • the use of statistical software, such as R and Python, for data manipulation, analysis and simulation 
  • dealing with administrative and big data sources 
  • the scope and organisation of official statistics 
  • statistical acts and codes and practice 

You’ll be able to fit the course to your personal interests or career plans through a range of specialist optional modules.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you’ll have the specialist skills and knowledge to conduct professional statistical work within government, either in the UK or overseas. 

You’ll be able to specialise further in your current organisation or take on a fresh challenge with a new employer. 

Many of the skills taught on the programme, such as survey methods and data analysis, are also in great demand by employers outside government. 

Data analysis skills are in demand in sectors such as: 

  • education 
  • the environment 
  • finance 
  • forensics 
  • health 
  • market research 
  • transportation 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Mining
  • Data Science Foundations
  • Data Visualisation
  • Demographic Methods
  • Evaluation and Monitoring
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Index Numbers
  • Survey Research
  • Machine Learning
  • Regression Modelling
  • Statistical Programming
  • Statistics in Government

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 in a subject with some statistical methods content, such as: 

  • geography 
  • psychology 
  • population sciences 
  • economics 
  • econometrics 
  • statistics 
  • maths

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9865 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9865 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9495 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9495 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £9,865.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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