Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Statistics

This programme has a strong theoretical and methodological component to supplement a focus on applications of statistics to real life scientific problems. You can opt to follow pathways in medical, pharmaceutical or environmental statistics, depending on your field of interest. Graduates tend to enter careers as practising statisticians, university research assistants or go on to study for a PhD. For each pathway you will follow a set of compulsory modules covering core theory and methods, applied statistical modelling and practical skills in topics such as statistical computing, scientific writing, presentation and consultancy. You will also study optional modules tailored to your research interests and career aspirations. Your studies are completed with a supervised in-depth dissertation aimed at solving a substantive research question.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a subject with a strong mathematics or statistics component. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Statistics in practice; likelihood inference; generalised linear models; Bayesian inference; computational intensive methods. Optional modules (choose 5): Extreme value theory; clinical trials; principles of epidemiology; genomics: technologies and data analysis; longitudinal data analysis; pharmacological modelling; survival and event history analysis.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via coursework, examination and dissertation

Sponsorship information

Limited University funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,880 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,553 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,920 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,553 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,553 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,553 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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