The MSc in Applied Statistics in Health Sciences at the University of Strathclyde is run in collaboration with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). Statisticians from APHA, as well as those who have extensive experience in working with the National Health Service in Scotland, will provide lectures based around real-life problems and data from the health sciences.
Although the programme is focused on health, the skill set provided will also equip you with the necessary training to work as an applied statistician in other areas such as insurance, finance and commerce.The form of assessment varies for each class. For most classes the assessment involves both coursework and examinations.
There are many exciting career opportunities for graduates in applied statistics. The practical, real-life skills that you'll gain means you'll be much in demand in international organisations. A report by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry identified statistics and data mining as “two key areas in which a 'skills gap' is threatening the UK's biopharmaceutical industry.”
Typical employers of statisticians and data analysts include:
- Health services
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Human, animal, plant and environmental research institutes
- Insurance companies
- Internet information providers such as Google
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Foundations of Probability & Statistics
- Data Analytics in R
- Applied Statistical Modelling
- Medical Statistics
- Bayesian Spatial Statistics
- Effective Statistical Consultancy
- Risk Analysis
- Survey Design & Analysis
- Research Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications.
DisciplinesMathematics Statistics Health Sciences View 1712 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
- Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent; mathematical training to A Level or equivalent standard.
- Prospective students with relevant experience or appropriate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply.
International37900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18950 GBP per semester during 12 months.
National17000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8500 GBP per semester during 12 months.
- Rest of UK: £8,500
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