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Statistical Science (Distance Learning)

University of Nottingham

24 months
10800 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
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The Statistical Science (Distance Learning) MSc at the University of Nottingham is a part-time distance learning programme, offering you the flexibility to study your way. You will develop the advanced techniques and skills required to be a successful statistician in the 21st century.


As the data we generate increases, so does the global demand for analysts who can apply modern statistical methods to make sense of it. The MSc Statistical Science (Distance Learning) at the University of Nottingham ensures you will gain the skills to go from exploring a data set, to modelling and analysing the data, through to presenting your findings in a variety of ways.

You will develop:

  • essential statistical knowledge
  • analytical skills
  • computational expertise
  • interpretive and communicative skills

You will study the core statistical concepts of inference and modelling. As you progress, you will cover advanced topics in machine learning, multivariate statistics and time series. These topics will develop your understanding of modern statistical techniques, leading to a dissertation which lets you demonstrate the skills you have gained and develop your ability to study independently. You will be supported by expert lecturers and leading statistical experts and researchers throughout the MSc.

Graduate destinations

Alongside their statistical knowledge, graduates will leave the course with valuable skills in:

  • logical thinking
  • problem-solving
  • data analysis and manipulation
  • communicating statistical findings

Graduates go on to a wide range of careers. Some enter roles that have a direct correlation to their degree, including banking, education and finance. Others utilise their transferable skills in sectors such as healthcare, sport and transport.

An MSc in statistics also opens up opportunities in data science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Frequentist Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Modelling of Discrete and Survival Data
  • Bayesian Data Analysis: Theory, Applications and Computational Methods
  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Multivariate and Time Series Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Undergraduate degree

  • A high 2:2 in mathematics or a closely related subject with substantial mathematical content.
  • Some prior knowledge of statistics would be helpful but not essential to start the course.

Tuition Fee

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    10800 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 24 months.


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