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Study statistics abroad

An in-depth guide to studying statistics as an international student.

Statistics degrees abroad

Statistics is a branch of mathematics concerned with the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of data. Businesses and organizations rely on statistical findings to make informed decisions about strategy and direction.

A degree in statistics will equip you with the skills and knowledge that you need to become an accurate and successful statistician. You’ll learn about various mathematical and computing techniques, get to grips with new theories, study several models, and apply statistical procedures and principles to process information.

Mathematics is a global language, making statistics an excellent subject to study anywhere in the world. You’ll gain a global understanding of the field, learn from international experts, establish professional connections with multinational companies, and take your employability to the next level.

Statistics program structure

You can study statistics as an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree. An associate degree usually lasts for two years and will give you a solid grounding in the subject. It’ll help to prepare you for entry-level employment or further study on a bachelor’s program.

A BSc in statistics is the most popular program among undergraduate students. You’ll study for a minimum of three years, but some courses may last up to four years depending on your university and whether you complete a placement year.

A statistics major in the US will last at least four years. You’ll focus on your general education for your first two years of study, before concentrating on statistics-specific modules in the final half of your degree.

If you’re interested in gaining a postgraduate qualification, you can study a master’s in statistics over one or two years, followed by a PhD which takes roughly five years to finish.

Statistics degrees are mostly taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, laboratories, workshops, and tutorials. You’ll likely be assessed through exams, coursework, group projects, and presentations.

What’s covered on your statistics degree will vary from university to university. You’ll probably be asked to select from a range of elective modules, but you can expect to encounter these core areas of study as well:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Number theory
  • Probability theory
  • Game theory
  • Data collection and sampling methods
  • Statistical modeling
  • Decision modeling
Statistics program structure

You can study statistics as an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree. An associate degree usually lasts for two years and will give you a solid grounding in the subject. It’ll help to prepare you for entry-level employment or further study on a bachelor’s program.

A BSc in statistics is the most popular program among undergraduate students. You’ll study for a minimum of three years, but some courses may last up to four years depending on your university and whether you complete a placement year.

A statistics major in the US will last at least four years. You’ll focus on your general education for your first two years of study, before concentrating on statistics-specific modules in the final half of your degree.

If you’re interested in gaining a postgraduate qualification, you can study a master’s in statistics over one or two years, followed by a PhD which takes roughly five years to finish.

Statistics degrees are mostly taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, laboratories, workshops, and tutorials. You’ll likely be assessed through exams, coursework, group projects, and presentations.

What’s covered on your statistics degree will vary from university to university. You’ll probably be asked to select from a range of elective modules, but you can expect to encounter these core areas of study as well:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Number theory
  • Probability theory
  • Game theory
  • Data collection and sampling methods
  • Statistical modeling
  • Decision modeling

Alternative mathematics degrees

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Statistics study abroad programs

Statistics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in statistics

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    Data Analytics and Statistics - BSc High Point University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,996 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,996 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Econometrics and Economics - BSc Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,023 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,200 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Industrial Mathematics and Statistics - BSc/BA Eastern New Mexico University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,128 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,128 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Interdisciplinary Arts & Science: Mathematics and Statistics - BSc (Hons) University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,812 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,530 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Math & Statistics - BA/BSc St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,342 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,436 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in statistics

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    Statistics - Dip (with foundation) Maynooth University, Ireland

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,973 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Statistics graduate programs

Master's in statistics

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    Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research) - MSc University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,791 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Applied Statistics - MSc DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,520 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,520 USD

    Start date
    September, March, January
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    Applied Statistics and Analytics - MSc Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,300 USD

    Start date
    August, May
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    Computational Mathematics and Statistics - MSc Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,112 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,112 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Econometrics - MSc Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,973 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in statistics

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    Education (Research, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment) - PhD University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,770 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,770 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Mathematics/Statistics - PhD University of Regina, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,241 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,058 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Statistics - PhD University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,896 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Statistics and Analytics - PhD Central Michigan University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,920 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,920 USD

    Start date
    August, May
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Certificate in statistics

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    Applied Statistics - PGCert California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,557 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,557 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Future statistics careers

Your data analysis and interpretation skills will be vital to companies and organizations hoping to drive their productivity and success. Your transferable skills in problem-solving, teamwork, and presentation, will make you a strong candidate for any of the following positions:

  • Statistician
  • Data analyst
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Market researcher
  • Economist
  • Investment banker
  • Business analyst
  • Market researcher

Employers are keen to recruit graduates who display a real passion and enthusiasm for their subject. By undertaking work experience opportunities and internships, you’ll gather vital insight into the sector and prove your dedication to the field.