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UCL (University College London)

Statistical Science (international programme)

UCAS Code: G305
MSci (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144-152

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Statistics
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£28k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-A*AA

Mathematics at A* required or AA in Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

A1,A,A - A,A,A at Advanced Highers, including Mathematics

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144-152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This four-year programme provides an advanced education in statistics together with experience of education in a different cultural and/or linguistic setting, which will broaden your horizons and prepare you for a variety of careers that have a special emphasis on international expertise.

Modules

Year one: compulsory courses: mathematics for students of economics, statistics & related disciplines 1; mathematics for students of economics, statistics & related disciplines 2; introduction to probability and statistics; further probability and statistics; introduction to practical statistics. Year two: compulsory courses: mathematics for students of economics, statistics & related disciplines 3; probability and inference; linear models and the analysis of variance. Optional courses: introduction to applied probability; computing for practical statistics; social statistics; optimisation algorithms in operational research. Year three: year abroad. Final year: statistical science project; statistical models and data analysis; statistical design of investigations; statistical computing; applied Bayesian methods; decision and risk; stochastic systems; forecasting; statistical inference; medical statistics; stochastic methods in finance; factorial experimentation.

UCL (University College London)

Main campus

Welcome to University College London, the capital's leading multi-disciplinary university with 8,000 staff and 25,000 students. Our university is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. We have a global reach - almost two-thirds of our student body come from outside the UK, from 150 countries. UCL today is a true academic powerhouse.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

18%
82%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
90%
10%

Year 1

81%
19%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

35%
60%
5%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
75% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
54% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
501 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £28k HIGH
Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

4%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

36%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

19%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The business and research sectors worry that the UK hasn't got enough people with good statistics skills, and as stats are at the heart of so much of the economy, and we only have a few hundred graduates a year in the discipline, this type of degree can be very useful and versatile. More than half of statisticians who are working following graduation go to work in finance, and they're far more likely to be working in London than most other graduates. And who can blame them – statistics graduates starting work in London were earning an average of over £28k just six months after leaving university. There is also demand from the Scottish finance sector in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Last year, statisticians starting work in Scotland were earning nearly £26k on average after six months – less than in London, but perhaps better off overall than their counterparts south of the border when you factor in lower living costs.
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