Lancaster University

Lancaster University


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. IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,830 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,880 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,415 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 4,553 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 11,920 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 593795