Medical statisticians play a vital role in healthcare, and their work informs many lifesaving medical breakthroughs. Their work includes:
- design and analysis of clinical trials for new treatments
- identifying the genes responsible for disease
- developing methodology to enable advances in personalised medicine
As a qualified medical statistician, you’ll be able to help the pharmaceutical industry tackle the challenges presented by increasingly complex patient data.
At this Statistics with Applications in Medicine MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you’ll learn how to deal with these challenges through the study of clinical trials, statistical genetics and epidemiological methods.
You’ll gain advanced knowledge of statistical theory and methods. We’ll teach you how to apply those methods to solve practical problems around the collecting and analysis of medical data.
Much of the course is taught by medical statisticians, who provide data and case studies from their work at Southampton General Hospital and the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit.
With this degree you’ll be ready to move into a career as a medical statistician or clinical analyst in a variety of settings.
Graduates have gone on to roles in:
- major pharmaceutical companies
- Medical Research Council
- university-based medical research units
- contract research organisations
- government departments
- the financial sector
- Statistical Theory and Linear Models
- Statistics Project
- Statistical Computing
- Survival Analysis
- Design of Experiments
- Epidemiological Methods
- Clinical Trials
- Generalised Linear Models
- Research Communication Skills
- 12 months
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DisciplinesMathematics Human Medicine Statistics View 216 other Masters in Statistics in United Kingdom
You’ll need a 2:1 degree involving units in both maths and statistics. Other qualifications are also considered, such as:
- professional development courses provided by the Royal Statistical Society
- professional training courses in statistics
- short courses or tutorials associated with statistics conferences
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £21,000.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.