Data Analytics for Government at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme, offered in support of the Government Statistical Service, provides specialist skills and knowledge in statistics and data science. It is particularly suitable if you are employed in an analytical profession in the UK Government or equivalent organisations in the UK and abroad. It is designed to provide you with the specialist skills and knowledge which are central to conducting professional statistical work within government. The aim of the programme is to equip you with the skills you need to develop a career as a Statistician, Data Analyst or similar allied profession in an Official Statistics or analytical environment. Many of the skills taught on the programme, such as survey methods and data analysis, are also in great demand by employers outside of government who are conducting large-scale statistical work.


For a full list of compulsory and optional modules, please visit our website

Assessment method

Some modules are assessed by essays (or equivalent), others by exams and some by a mix of these methods. Exams are held at the end of each semester.

How to apply

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate your English ability by meeting our Band C requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see our website.

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2.1 bachelor's degree in quantitative subjects such as Geography, Psychology, Population Sciences, Economics, Econometrics, Statistics and Mathematics. Some exposure to statistical methods is required and usually applicants are employed in the area of Official Statistics.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Data Analytics for Government at University of Southampton - UCAS