36 months
6293 USD/year
6293 USD/year
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Applied Statistics (Part Time) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University utilizes applications of mathematical statistical probability theory, methodology, and computational methods investigate, control, and explain, and analyze biometric data in order to break new grounds in medicine and biology.

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In biological sciences and pharmaceutics, applied statistics are a critical element in determining whether experiment design, quality standards, production verification and manufacturing process for new drug development are appropriate and optimal. These are critically important tools for evaluating the efficacy of drugs prior to commercialization, from conducting clinical trials and evaluating drug efficacy.

As such, there is a growing demand for different levels of applied statisticians in academic medical centers, in government agencies, and in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

In concordance with the wider academic development strategy, our Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy has set up this programme, powered by the superior discipline and premium educational resources at the University of Liverpool, to provide greater support for biological medicine professionals and future biotech enterprises.

Why should I study Applied Statistics (Part Time) at XJTLU?

  • Applied statistics (biostatistics) graduates play key roles at all stages of drug development, high-level professionals are particular demand.
  • Considered one of the key projects at XJTLU within the strategic background of the “Pharmaceutical Valley of China”, an initiative outlined by local and national governments.
  • Curriculum designed closely in concordance with societal and commercial needs, combining advanced theoretical knowledge with practical skills.
  • An international academic team with profound teaching experience in applied statistics and life sciences, as well as adjunct staffs with significant background in industry.
  • Flexible study settings: 18 months for full-time students, 36 months for part-time students. Personalised study plans available for students with different backgrounds and career aspirations.
  • Strategic cooperation with over 10 well-known companies in biomedicine/pharmaceutical fields in China.
  • Located next to Suzhou Biological Nano Park and Suzhou Biomedicine Industrial Park, providing access to 400 biomedical/pharmaceutical companies that can provide extensive internship opportunities.
  • All modules are taught in English, cultivating talents with solid theoretical foundations and comprehensive skills in practice. There are broad employment prospects and opportunities for graduates.


Graduates of this programme will be prepared for pursuing advanced degrees (e.g. PhD degree) or for direct entry into job market in various sections and positions:

  • Biostatisticians in biomedical/pharmaceutical companies enable to provide data analysis and support for every stage of drug discovery and development;
  • Biostatistician/data analysation CRO firms and medical equipment companies
  • Hospitals, and research institutions.
  • Public health service sections through national bureaus such as the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Disease Control, Community Health Centres and Quarantine Agencies
  • Financial and insurance industry based data analysis and forecasting
  • As data scientists/analysts in financial and investment industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probability
  • Advanced Methods in Biostatistics 
  • Statistical Computing Using SAS
  • Generalized Linear Models 
  • Principles of Epidemiology 
  • Clinical Trials: Design and Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent with a strong mathematics or statistics background.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6293 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18880 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    6293 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18880 USD for the full programme during 36 months.

RMB 120,000 for the entire programme.

Living costs for Suzhou

3000 - 5500 CNY /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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