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Statistics, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #131 (QS) ,
This MSc has a strong theoretical and methodological component to supplement a focus on applications of statistics to real life scientific problems. You can opt to follow pathways in medical, pharmaceutical or environmental statistics, depending on your field of interest. Graduates tend to enter careers as practising statisticians, university research assistants or go on to study for a PhD.

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This MSc has a strong theoretical and methodological component to supplement a focus on applications of statistics to real life scientific problems. You can opt to follow pathways in medical, pharmaceutical or environmental statistics, depending on your field of interest. Graduates tend to enter careers as practising statisticians, university research assistants or go on to study for a PhD.

For each pathway you will follow a set of compulsory modules covering core theory and methods, applied statistical modelling and practical skills in topics such as statistical computing, scientific writing, presentation and consultancy. You will also study optional modules tailored to your research interests and career aspirations. Your studies are completed with a supervised in-depth dissertation aimed at solving a substantive research question.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

    • Bayesian Inference

    • Statistics in Practice

    • Likelihood Inference

    • Generalised Linear Models

    • Computational Intensive Methods II

    • Masters Dissertation

    • Genomics: technologies and data analysis

    • Extreme Value Theory

    • Clinical Trials

    • Principles of Epidemiology

    • Longitudinal Data Analysis

    • Pharmacological Modelling

    • Survival and Event History Analysis

    • Adaptive and Bayesian methods in clinical research

    • Environmental Epidemiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    93

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    6.5

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    62

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Academic Requirements

  • Entry requirements: Second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a subject with a strong Mathematics or Statistics component. Conversion modules are available.
  • IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
  • Assessment: Coursework, examination and dissertation.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part Time (per year): UK/EU £4,250

Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Medical Research Council (MRC) MSc Statistics Studentships

For the 2015-16 entry to study on the MSc in Statistics, there are 3 NIHR studentships available to UK/EU applicants and 4 MRC studentships available to UK applicants. These studentships cover course fees as well as providing a tax-free stipend of at least £13,863 to cover living expenses.

All eligible applicants will be considered for the funding. Successful candidates will typically have attained, or will expect to attain, a 1st class or high 2.1 honours degree in Mathematics, Statistics or a closely related discipline and will have demonstrated a keen interest in working in Medical Statistics both during and beyond their Masters study.

Whilst there is no formal closing date for applications, it is advisable to apply early in the year and by the end of March. A series of open/interview days are to be held during February to April.

Faculty Bursaries

There is £12,000 of Faculty of Science & Technology funding available for students studying the MSc in Statistics in 2015-16 which will provide individual bursaries of up to £3000. This funding is available to UK, EU and overseas students and will be awarded on academic merit.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Funding

Funding for study on the MSc in Quantitative Methods is available as part of a 1 + 3 (MSc followed by PhD) programme within the ESRC North West Doctoral Training Centre. Interested students should contact a potential supervisor to discuss and formulate a project. For more details visit the North West Doctoral Training Centre pages. For additional information on PhD study in the department visit the Research Degrees page.

Other Funding Sources

Peel Trust Studentships are available for the support of prospective or current Lancaster University students. The award is based on academic merit and financial hardship and is up to an individual maximum of £2500. UK applicants may also wish to consider a Professional and Career Development Loan.

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