M.Sc. On Campus

Statistics with Applications in Medicine

University of Southampton

12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Develop your problem-solving skills and knowledge of statistical methods at this Statistics with Applications in Medicine MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. Learn how to collect and analyse medical data, and gain transferable skills such as research methodology and programming statistical software. Prepare for a career in medical statistics or further study at PhD level.


Course Details

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. 

Career Opportunities

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 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Theory and Linear Models
  • Statistics Project
  • Statistical Computing
  • Survival Analysis
  • Design of Experiments
  • Epidemiological Methods
  • Clinical Trials
  • Generalised Linear Models
  • Research Communication Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 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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