- For those interested in pursuing a career in statistics and related areas, or students looking to engage in postgraduate research
- Gain the skills needed to collect, analyse, model and extract meaningful information from data in a way that is relevant to a broad range of careers
- Build on your existing mathematical and quantitative skills as you encounter a wide variety of statistical techniques and applications
- Explore how to perform complex statistical analyses and communicate your findings to a variety of audiences
- Learn the theory and application of traditional and modern statistical methods from the foundations of statistical theory to the application of cutting-edge regression models.
8th in the Russell Group for Mathematics
The Guardian University League Table 2020
Wide range of exciting and high-impact research projects
Research expertise in climate modelling and statistics; control and dynamics; systems biology; astrophysical fluid flows and number theory
Normally a 2:1 honours degree in a quantitative subject, for example: statistics, mathematics, engineering or physics.
Requirements for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
UK fees per year:
International fees per year:
Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.
UK government postgraduate loan scheme
Postgraduate loans are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available, including our Global Excellence Scholarships* and Green Futures Scholarships* for international fee paying students.
For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our dedicated funding page.
*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.
Teaching and research
The University of Exeter is notable for its research in the areas of forecast verification and processing, air quality modelling, spatial epidemiology, environmental hazards, calibration of computer models and quantifying uncertainty in complex systems. Find out more about our research.
We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field and you will become actively involved in a research project yourself. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.
Modules are either assessed by coursework only, or a mixture of coursework and an exam. For detailed information on assessment see the module descriptors in the programme structure
Statisticians are found in many sectors. Demand for graduates with the ability to competently organise and analyse data is increasing as the amount of digital information available rapidly grows.
Your degree will provide you with analytical and statistical skills that are highly sought after by employers. Roles directly relating to a qualification in statistics exist in the public and private sectors and include actuarial analyst, actuary, data analyst or scientist, financial risk analyst, investment analyst, market or operational researcher and statistician.
This degree will also provide an excellent foundation should you wish to pursue advanced postgraduate research in statistics within academia.
Dedicated careers support
You will receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team, who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of career planning. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is home to a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the Career Zone for additional information on their services.