You'll usually need a degree or postgraduate award in
- operational research
Other subjects may be acceptable if they include formal training in statistics as part of the course, for example social science or geography.
Some university courses offer an industrial placement or sandwich year, which allows you to work in industry or commerce as part of your studies. This could be useful when you look for jobs after you finish your course.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C)
- at least 2 A levels, including maths
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study