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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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    Statistics - BSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    28,453 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Mathematical Economics and Statistics - BSc University of Birmingham, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    20,220 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Statistics - Applied Statistics - BSc University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,800 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Mathematics: Statistics - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,000 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Statistics - BSc University of South Carolina, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    33,928 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Statistics graduate programs

Master's in statistics

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    Professional MBA: Concentration in Business Statistics and Data Analytics - MBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,500 USD
    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Statistics - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    15 months
    Tuition fees per year
    24,318 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Mathematics and Statistics - MSc University of Helsinki, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,000 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Statistics and Machine Learning - MSc Linköping University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    19,000 USD
    Start date
    September
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    Econometrics - MSc Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,000 EUR
    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in statistics

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    Statistics - PhD University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,896 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Education (Research, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment) - PhD University of Southern Mississippi, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,770 USD
    Start date
    January, 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.