M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Statistics

University of Strathclyde

12 months
19400 GBP/year
9050 GBP/year
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This one year Applied Statistics degree at the University of Strathclyde will provide vocational training in applied statistics. This is a conversion course, designed for candidates from a broad background of disciplines.


Students will gain skills in: problem solving; big data; the use of statistical software for data analysis and reporting.

On the Applied Statistics degree at the University of Strathclyde you'll have the opportunity to acquire:

  • an in-depth knowledge of modern statistical methods used to analyse and visualise real-life data sets, and the experience of how to apply these methods in a professional setting
  • skills in using statistical software packages used in government, industry and commerce
  • the ability to interpret the output from statistical tests and data analyses, and communicate your findings to a variety of audiences including health professionals, scientists, government officials, managers and stakeholders who may have an interest in the problem
  • problem solving and high numeracy skills widely sought after in the commercial sector
  • practical experience of statistical consultancy and how to interact with professionals who require statistical analyses of their data


The MSc in Applied Statistics will provide graduates with skills in the statistical analysis of data from a wide range of disciplines. These skills are required by many employers in sectors such as:

  • investment companies 
  • financial institutions 
  • pharmaceutical industry 
  • medical research 
  • government organisations 
  • retailers 
  • internet information providers such as Google or Bing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Foundations of Probability & Statistics
  •  Data Analytics in R
  •  Applied Statistical Modelling
  •  Statistical Interference
  •  Data Analytics in Practice
  •  Medical Statistics
  •  Quantitative Risk Analysis
  •  Quantitative Risk Analysis
  •  Survey Design & Analysis
  •  Bayesian Spatial Statistics
  •  Effective Statistical Consultancy
  •  Financial Econometrics
  •  Financial Stochastic Processes
  •  Business Analytics
  •  Risk Analysis & Management
  •  Optimisation for Analytics
  •  Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum second-class Honours degree or overseas equivalent.

  • Mathematical training to A Level or equivalent standard.
  • Prospective students with relevant experience or appropriate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9050 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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