M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Statistics in Health Sciences

University of Strathclyde

12 months
19400 GBP/year
9050 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This unique MSc in Applied Statistics in Health Sciences at The University of Strathclyde provides an opening to a career as an applied statistician, without having previously studied statistics.


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:

  • Government
  • Health services
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Human, animal, plant and environmental research institutes
  • Insurance companies
  • Banks
  • Internet information providers such as Google
  • Retailers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  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

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 international 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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