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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

Alternative mathematics degrees

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Statistics study abroad programs

Statistics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in statistics

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    Econometrics and Operations Research - BSc Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,200 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Mathematical Economics and Statistics - BSc University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,616 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,220 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Mathematics and Statistics - BSc (Hons) University of Chichester, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,438 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Official Statistics - BComm University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,427 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,427 USD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Statistics - BSc University of Central Florida, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,478 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,478 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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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
    18,215 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September, January, June
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Statistics graduate programs

Master's in statistics

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    Statistics - MSc University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,896 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,896 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Medical Statistics - MPhil University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34 AUD

    Start date
    February, July, September
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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
    January, March, September
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    Mathematics: Applied Statistics (STEM) - MSc California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,604 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,604 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Mathematics and Modelling- Specialization Mathematical Statistics and Financial mathematics - MSc Linnaeus University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,599 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 155,000 SEK

    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
    January, August
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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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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.