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Statistics BSc Hons

What will you study?

At Lancaster, we emphasise modern developments in statistical methodology, the effective use of statistical software and the application of statistics in the natural, social and biomedical sciences. During your second year, you can choose whether to complete our three-year BSc degree or our four-year MSci degree. Students on our MSci Study Abroad programme spend their third year at a partner university in Australia, North America or France.

These courses will grant you accreditation to Graduate Statistician status of the Royal Statistical Society and exemption from the Probability and Statistics exam of the Institute of Actuaries, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Where could it take you?

As a statistician, you will be ideally placed for a career in government, finance, computing, teaching, accounting and more. Your skills in logical thinking, analytical working and problem solving are highly transferrable and will enable you to take up a career in fields such as marketing, management and consulting. Recent graduates are pursuing career paths as actuaries, analysts and clinical and medical statisticians, while others have chosen to continue their studies to PhD level.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2015:

A-level: AAA including Mathematics or AAB including Mathematics and Further Mathematics. We normally expect three A-levels.

General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels

Preference: At least 2 A-levels

Key Skills: Not included in offer

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 36 pts overall with 16 pts from best three HL courses with 6 in higher level Mathematics

Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA or AAB

Mature students: Applications welcome, and given individual consideration. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

IELTS: 6.0

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:

AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.