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Statistics comprises of a set of mathematical techniques that help in analysing collected data. Professionals use statistical thinking, parameters and methods to explain results and to anticipate possible outcomes in diverse scientific, social and business issues. Therefore, statistics is a valuable tool used in other disciplines such as medicine, natural sciences, sociology, economics, engineering and marketing. Statisticians gather data, summarise information, draw conclusions and advance predictions.

Universities offer mathematical programmes with specialisation in statistics, usually at the undergraduate level, or highly specialised degrees in statistics at the graduate level. Specialisations of statistics degrees include: statistics and measurement, statistical inference, econometrics, quantitative methods of the financial markets, statistics in life sciences, computational finance, biostatistics. Applicants are typically required to have excellent grades in mathematics and at least one other science subject. Students and professionals will use computer literacy and transferable abilities such as analytical skills, a sound logic, the capacity to interpret vast amounts of information and to effectively communicate results.

Graduates in statistics can easily find jobs wherever there is the need for decision-making based on data. They can become business analysts, economists, mathematicians, data analysts, risk analysts, environmental scientists and may naturally advance in managerial positions. Professionals work in various industries, such as medicine, health care and pharmaceuticals, marketing research, public administration, sociology, business, or insurance.

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Suggested Masters in Statistics

Master Masters in Business Analytics

As the role of big data becomes increasingly important, a one-year Hult Master of Business Statistics from Hult International Business School  degree equips you with the analytical and business capability to translate data statistics and analysis into action

United Kingdom
M.Sc. Statistics for Smart Data

ENSAI - National School for Statistics and Information Analysis opened a Master of Science in Big Data in September 2015 and took advantage of its accreditation renewal to revamp the program to shift its focus to Smart Data. In July, 2017, ENSAI was co-accredited for 5 years to award the degree of Master of Science in Statistics for Smart Data. 

France
M.Sc. Bioinformatics with Systems Biology

This specialist postgraduate degree provides you with high-quality postgraduate training in bioinformatics. The Master Programme in Bioinformatics with Systems Biology is offered by the Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

United Kingdom
Master Statistics and Information Management - Risk Analysis and Management

The Master Program in Statistics and Information Management - Risk Analysis and Management at NOVA IMS aims to train technical and management staff to be able to identify, quantify and manage the risks of financial institutions, and make decisions, according to the capital requirements established by Solvency II and Basel II.

Portugal