Taught Masters

We offer taught postgraduate qualifications in a variety of statistical and related fields. Details of our courses are below and funding is available through bursaries and postgraduate loans.


The MSc in Statistics serves to prepare students for particular career options and reflect the diverse research expertise within the department. The courses offer optional pathways in medical, pharmaceutical and environmental statistics. Covering the most up to date statistical methods and providing a grounding in substantive theory, these courses are suitable for those with a background in mathematics or statistics. We offer both full-time and part-time study options.

Data Science

Data Science is the systematic study of information. Data scientists work with others by taking an initial research or business question and gathering data, from a range of sources, and performing analyses to provide insight and to inform decision making.

This interdisciplinary programme is offered by several Science and Technology departments in collaboration. Different masters schemes allow for specialism and can be chosen to reflect your academic background and career aspiration.

We have a number of fee waiver scholarships available for this programme.

Quantitative Finance

Lancaster University Management School and the Faculty of Science and Technology collaboratively deliver this interdisciplinary programme. It offers graduates from quantitative degrees a route into careers in the areas of banking or finance. On this programme, you will acquire and apply advanced analytical and technical skills to the analysis of risk and return in a range of financial institutions and corporations. There is a strong focus on computer-based financial information within the core courses, and the opportunity to specialise in particular interests through the optional modules.

Key Contacts

Dr Deborah Costain

Senior Lecturer in Statistics
+44 (0)1524 594666

Jane Hall

PG Co-ordinator
+44 (0)1524 593964 B76, B - Floor, PSC