Statistics MA (Hons) 2021 entry
The MA (Hons) in Statistics allows you to specialise in the branch of mathematics that focuses on collecting, analysing and presenting large quantities of numerical data. There are many practical applications for statistics, including fields such as science and medicine, government, business and education.
Students of Statistics will acquire the analytical techniques, clear logical thinking and deductive reasoning necessary to explore some of these fascinating areas of research.
Statistics is studied up to Honours level in both the Faculty of Science (BSc) and the Faculty of Arts (MA). Students who have a background in the Arts or who wish to study Statistics alongside Arts subjects at St Andrews should apply for the MA. For those interested in studying Statistics alongside science subjects, the BSc in Statistics may be of interest instead. The BSc and MA degree programmes are mathematically identical.
The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews has a reputation for the high quality of its teaching. It was ranked first in Scotland for Mathematics in the Guardian University Guide 2021 and in the Complete University Guide 2021.
The School is ranked second in Scotland for research, with more than 91% of the research output by staff in the School rated as internationally excellent or world-leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
Find out more about studying statistics at St Andrews.
Joint Honours degrees
You can take the Statistics MA as part of a joint Honours degree alongside one of the following subjects.
“The School provides plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with maths beyond lectures and tutorials. There are optional talks, research scholarships, mentoring and study support schemes and dedicated social events. St Andrews has an impressive number of sports clubs, music groups and societies, which means that there is always something to do when you are taking a break from studying.”
Tom (Dijon, France)