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.
Statistics in Practice
Generalised Linear Models
Computational Intensive Methods II
Genomics: technologies and data analysis
Extreme Value Theory
Principles of Epidemiology
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Survival and Event History Analysis
Adaptive and Bayesian methods in clinical research
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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Part Time (per year): UK/EU £4,250
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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.
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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