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Statistics courses

If you want to develop a solid grounding in the fundamental concepts of statistics to progress your career, or grow your personal interests, choose a statistics course from the OU. Statistics is about investigation and problem solving – skills that are highly valued across employment sectors.

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Statistics

Degree 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Stage 3120 credits
Total of 360 credits 

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 6 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 3 years


Statistics

Diploma 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Total of 240 credits 

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 4 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 2 years


Statistics

Certificate 

Stage 1120 credits
Total of 120 credits 

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 2 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 1 year

Why study Statistics with The Open University?

You’ll benefit from statistics courses informed and developed by our world-leading research. Study alongside more than 15,000 other maths and stats students and gain:

  • Qualifications recognised by organisations such as the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications and the Royal Statistical Society.
  • Invaluable practice in conducting and communicating statistical investigations.
  • The ability to interpret mathematical results and statistical analysis in real-world terms.
  • Opportunities to develop your experience with mathematical and statistical software.

Careers in Statistics

It’s widely accepted that a degree in statistics particularly enhances the following transferable skills: working with abstract concepts; thinking logically; finding solutions to problems; using relevant professional software; and more.

A qualification in statistics could help start your career in:

  • Economics
  • Data science
  • Journalism and broadcasting
  • Quantitative analysis/risk analysis

Looking for something other than a qualification?

The majority of our modules can be studied by themselves, on a stand-alone basis. If you later choose to work towards a qualification, you may be able to count your study towards it.

See our full list of Statistics modules

All Statistics courses

Browse all the Statistics courses we offer – certificates, diplomas and degrees.

See our full list of Statistics courses