What qualifications are typically required?
For the greatest career opportunities you will require a postgraduate degree (MSc or PhD). This reflects the fact that most demand is for statisticians who will work with scientists from other disciplines, have a wide knowledge of available statistical methods and have the confidence to provide the necessary statistical quality control on their work without day-to-day supervision. Some employers may recruit from a first degree and then sponsor their staff to undertake higher degrees.
For information about postgraduate degrees throughout the general area of statistics, please see our prospective postgraduates section.