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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 Short Courses in Statistics

Short Course Analysing data

This Analysing data module at The Open University UK explores the fundamental statistical techniques and ideas used for analysing and interpreting data, covering models for data, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression. 

United Kingdom
Certificate Data Science - Inference and Modeling

EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Data Science - Inference and Modeling Certificate in collaboration with Harvard University - HarvardX. Learn inference and modeling: two of the most widely used statistical tools in data analysis.

United States
Certificate Statistics for International Business

This Statistics for International Business Course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of London is part of International Business Essentials Specialization.

United States

Top Ranked Universities in Statistics on ShortCoursesPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Statistics QS Rankings (2018) Statistics & Operational Research
Cambridge, United States 1 1
Stanford, United States 2 3
Berkeley, United States 3 4
Chapel Hill, United States 4 31
Durham, United States 5 28
New York City, United States 6 15
Philadelphia, United States 7 22
Madison, United States 8 25
College Station, United States 9 41
Chicago, United States 10 20
Princeton, United States 11 17
Pittsburgh, United States 12 9
Toronto, Canada 13 17
Los Angeles, United States 14 14
Ann Arbor, United States 15 13
Baltimore, United States 16 32
Cambridge, United Kingdom 17 5
Minneapolis, United States 18 -
Raleigh, United States 19 51
Seattle, United States 20 12
Singapore, Singapore 21 8
University Park, United States 22 43
Paris, France 23 51
Davis, United States 24 51
New Haven, United States 25 29
Zürich, Switzerland 26 10
Oxford, United Kingdom 27 6
Coventry, United Kingdom 27 24
Melbourne, Australia 29 30
Cambridge, United States 30 2
Austin, United States 31 51
New Brunswick, United States 32 51
West Lafayette, United States 33 35
Bath, United Kingdom 34 101
London, United Kingdom 35 27
Orsay, France 36 151
Leuven, Belgium 37 46
Waterloo, Canada 37 51
Vancouver, Canada 39 38
Los Angeles, United States 40 101
Ithaca, United States 41 16
Columbus, United States 42 51
San Diego, United States 43 48
Ames, United States 44 101
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 45 20
Atlanta, United States 46 7
Beijing, China 47 41
London, United Kingdom 48 38
London, United Kingdom 49 11
Gainesville, United States 50 51
Aarhus, Denmark 101 51
Marseille, France 101 -
Boston, United States 101 51
Lyon, France 101 -
Fort Collins, United States 101 -
Eindhoven, Netherlands 101 51
Tallahassee, United States 101 -
Shanghai, China 101 51
Heidelberg, Germany 101 -
Karlsruhe, Germany 101 -
Leiden, Netherlands 101 101
London, United Kingdom 101 -
Taipei, Taiwan 101 -
Changchun, China 101 -
Gjøvik, Norway 101 -
Toulouse, France 101 -
Barcelona, Spain 101 -
Aachen, Germany 101 51
Shanghai, China 101 51
München, Germany 101 -
Haifa, Israel 101 -
Washington, D. C., United States 101 -
Jerusalem, Israel 101 101
Auckland, New Zealand 101 49
Brisbane, Australia 101 51
Beijing, China 101 22
Brussels, Belgium 101 -
Edmonton, Canada 101 101
Bologna, Italy 101 -
Irvine, United States 101 -
Riverside, United States 101 -
Boulder, United States 101 -
Florence, Italy 101 151
Genève, Switzerland 101 -
Canterbury, United Kingdom 101 -
Lisbon, Portugal 101 101
Mannheim, Germany 101 -
College Park, United States 101 51
Oslo, Norway 101 -
Paris, France 101 -
Rochester, United States 101 -
Sydney, Australia 101 51
Charlottesville, United States 101 101
Nashville, United States 101 -
Blacksburg, United States 101 51
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101 51
Wuhan, China 101 -
Xiamen, China 101 -
Hangzhou, China 101 101
Tempe Junction, United States 151 51
Beijing, China 151 151
Bielefeld, Germany 151 -
Madrid, Spain 151 101
Santiago, Chile 151 101
London, United Kingdom 151 151
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 151 51
Delft, Netherlands 151 -
Palaiseau, France 151 -
Hasselt, Belgium 151 -
Indianapolis, United States 151 -
Stockholm, Sweden 151 -
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 151 -
Stockholm, Sweden 151 51
Milano, Italy 151 -
Beijing, China 151 151
Houston, United States 151 -
Taipei, Taiwan 151 -
Guangzhou, China 151 -
Dortmund, Germany 151 -
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 151 51
Glasgow, United Kingdom 151 101
Houston, United States 151 -
Tilburg, Netherlands 151 101
Grenoble, France 151 -
Tucson, United States 151 -
Bern, Switzerland 151 -
Bonn, Germany 151 -
Santa Cruz, United States 151 -
Granada, Spain 151 -
Groningen, Netherlands 151 101
Haifa, Israel 151 -
Lexington, United States 151 -
Lausanne, Switzerland 151 -
South Miami, United States 151 -
Milano, Italy 151 -
Montpellier, France 151 -
Nottingham, United Kingdom 151 51
Hefei, China 151 -
St Andrews, United Kingdom 151 -
Sydney, Australia 151 151
Knoxville, United States 151 151
Toulouse, France 151 -
Turin, Italy 151 -
Ulm, Germany 151 -
Vienna, Austria 151 51
Uppsala, Sweden 151 101
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 151 -
Toronto, Canada 151 151
Mitte, Germany 51 51
Lancaster, United Kingdom 51 51
Hamilton, Canada 51 101
New York City, United States 51 40
Evanston, United States 51 50
Roma, Italy 51 101
Seoul, South Korea 51 44
Shanghai, China 51 -
Canberra, Australia 51 36
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 51 51
Athens, United States 51 101
Manchester, United Kingdom 51 51
Tokyo, Japan 51 19
Bochum, Germany 51 -
Bristol, United Kingdom 51 51
Storrs, United States 51 -
Copenhagen, Denmark 51 51
Göttingen, Germany 51 101
Urbana, United States 51 51
Iowa City, United States 51 101
München, Germany 51 51
Padua, Italy 51 51
Southampton, United Kingdom 51 51
Paris, France 51 151
Providence, United States 76 101
Shanghai, China 76 -
Atlanta, United States 76 -
Rotterdam, Netherlands 76 51
Gent, Belgium 76 101
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 76 151
Montréal, Canada 76 37
East Lansing, United States 76 51
Notting Hill, Australia 76 51
Tianjin, China 76 151
Singapore, Singapore 76 32
Paris, France 76 51
Burnaby, Canada 76 151
Lausanne, Switzerland 76 -
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 76 151
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 76 26
Sydney, Australia 76 51
Amsterdam, Netherlands 76 47
Chicago, United States 76 -
Columbia, United States 76 -
Montréal, Canada 76 34
Pittsburgh, United States 76 101
São Paulo, Brazil 76 51
Columbia, United States 76 -
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 76 151
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 44
Barcelona, Spain - 101
Beijing, China - 101
Mumbai, India - 101
New Delhi, India - 101
Bloomington, United States - 101
Ottawa, Canada - 101
Moscow, Russia - 101
Lund, Sweden - 101
Nanjing, China - 101
Taoyuan City, Taiwan - 101
Tainan, Taiwan - 101
Hsinchu, Taiwan - 101
Osaka-shi, Japan - 101
Brisbane, Australia - 101
Stockholm, Sweden - 101
Seoul, South Korea - 101
Campinas, Brazil - 101
Barcelona, Spain - 101
Birmingham, United Kingdom - 101
Calgary, Canada - 101
Irvine, United States - 101
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 101
Glasgow, United Kingdom - 101
London, Canada - 101
Xi'an, China - 101
Seoul, South Korea - 101
Cardiff, United Kingdom - 151
Göteborg, Sweden - 151
Belo Oriente, Brazil - 151
Edinburgh, United Kingdom - 151
Kanpur, India - 151
Khargapur, India - 151
Maastricht, Netherlands - 151
Palmerston North, New Zealand - 151
Ankara, Turkey - 151
Taipei, Taiwan - 151
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan - 151
Valencia, Spain - 151
Melbourne, Australia - 151
Shanghai, China - 151
South Perth, Australia - 151
Sendai-shi, Japan - 151
Madrid, Spain - 151
Kampung Baru Subang, Malaysia - 151
George Town, Malaysia - 151
Dublin, Ireland - 151
Santa Barbara, United States - 151
Christchurch, New Zealand - 151
Helsinki, Finland - 151
Leeds, United Kingdom - 151
Naples, Italy - 151
Dunedin, New Zealand - 151
Pisa, Italy - 151
Québec, Canada - 151
Sevilla, Spain - 151
Sheffield, United Kingdom - 151
Enschede, Netherlands - 151
Valencia, Spain - 151
Utrecht, Netherlands - 151
Wellington, New Zealand - 151
Saint Louis, United States - 151
Bologna, Italy - 51
Paris, France - 51
Seoul, South Korea - 51
Hsinchu, Taiwan - 51
Tokyo, Japan - 51
Berlin, Germany - 51
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - 51
Barcelona, Spain - 51
Minneapolis, United States - 51