Careers

Graduates of the MSc in Statistics have an exceptional record of gaining employment in statistical roles that directly apply the skills and knowledge acquired during the course.

Graduates of the MSc in Statistics have an exceptional record of gaining employment in statistical roles that directly apply the skills and knowledge acquired during the course. Many of our recent graduates have become Medical Statisticians within Clinical Trials Units or NHS trusts (e.g. Leeds Clinical Trials Unit, Queen Mary University Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit) or researchers within University Medical Schools (e.g. Liverpool, Sheffield, Bristol).

A similar proportion have gone on to work in the pharmaceutical industry either in pharmaceutical companies (e.g. AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline) or in contract research organisations (e.g. Quanticate, Phastar, Quintiles).

A substantial proportion of our graduates pursue a PhD in Statistics (e.g. Lancaster University, University of Manchester, University of Bath). Some graduates also go onto work in financial services, market research or as web analysts (e.g. Aegon, Channel 4, HMRC).

Known first destinations of graduates of the MSc in Statistics (data based on cohorts since 2012/13):

  • 19% : PhD in Statistics or Medical Statistics
  • 33% : Medical Statistician/Research Associate in CTU, NHS trust or University
  • 31% : Statistician in pharmaceutical company or contract research organisation
  • 13% : Analyst in Financial or commercial industries
  • 5% : Other; e.g. Teacher training