External maths and statistics resources

Below is a list of links to external resources and course providers. We do not officially endorse these resources, but they may be of interest to staff and students. Each section is ordered alphabetically


If you are aware of any resources or courses that you think would be useful to include, please contact the MASH team and we will add them to the list.

General (maths & stats) resources

Khan Academy

Khan Academy stores over 2,700 videos covering everything from arithmetic to statistics, physics, finance and 240 practice exercises.


Nationally-funded network championing maths and stats learning support in Universities. Has numerous resources.

Wolfram Alpha

Ask almost any maths or statistics question and receive a detailed explanation.

Maths resources


UK wide resources for all higher education institutions.

Maths e.g.

Maths e.g. provides a database of self-testing questions covering a wide range of A-level maths. The feedback will be available immediately after submitting your answer.

Maths study skills

Series of open access resources created by Martin Greenhow at Brunel University, including diagnostic tests and other resources which you may find useful.


Contains numerous vodcasts and other materials aimed at first-year engineers and A-level mathematics students.

National Numeracy Challenge

This is a free, online learning tool designed to help individuals improve their everyday maths skills and build number confidence.

Oak National Academy Resources

An independent public body with a remit to provide free, high quality resources to support classroom teaching & learning. Here are the links for early years foundation maths, key stage 1 maths, key stage 2 maths, key stage 3 maths and key stage 4 maths.

University of Leeds maths resources

A self-help maths resource from the University of Leeds.

Statistics resources

Computer-Assisted Statistics Textbooks (CAST)

A collection of electronic textbooks created by Doug Stirling from Massey University, New Zealand.

Online StatBook and OSE

Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study is a resource for learning and teaching introductory statistics. It contains material presented in textbook format and as video presentations. Each section is followed by a small online quiz with solutions.

Stat Trek and AP Statistics 

The Stat Trek website provides resources to help students learn to solve statistical problems independently, without the need to ask for help. The online Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics tutorial from Stat Trek has been developed to help students master the Advanced Placement Statistics Examination and provides complete coverage of the AP Statistics curriculum.

Critical Numbers: basic medical statistics resource

This resource was created by Jenny Freeman at the University of Sheffield for first-year medical students. It covers the basics of medical statistics, including a self-test resource.

RSS Stats resources

Free resources curated by the Royal Statistical Society.

Workshops and course providers

Bristol Medical School

Offers a number of courses in epidemiology, medical statistics, qualitative research, health economics, appraisal and synthesis of research.

Cathy Marsh Institute for Social Research, University of Manchester

A range of short courses in research methods and quantitative data analysis aimed at academics and applied researchers.

Consumer Data Research Centre, University of Leeds

Offers a range of data analytics courses including some on visualizing data and spatial data analysis.

Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire

Various courses run by the Statistical Services and Consultancy Unit, from very basic introductory courses to advanced.

Imperial College London Statistical Advisory Service

Various courses covering statistical analysis in SPSS, R, MATLAB and STATA.

Institute of Child Health, London

Various courses run by the Centre for Applied Statistics.

Lancaster University

Various courses run by the Mathematics and Statistics Department.

Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit, Queen Mary University of London

Offers a number of courses relating to clinical trials and trials-related methodological work.

Royal Statistical Society

Various courses from introductory courses to more advanced CPD; courses and workshops for practising statisticians.

Southampton University Statistical Sciences Research Unit

Various courses from introductory courses to more advanced CPD courses including some in Official Statistics.

Statistical Services Centre, Reading

Various courses, both face to face and online. Mainly using R

University of Cambridge

Various courses run by the MRC Biostatistics Unit.

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