Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Quantitative Methods for Science, Social Science and Medicine

We offer a range of pathways for this MSc/PgDip, designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the theory and application of statistical methods for the natural, social and health sciences. Students study substantive theory, research methods, data collection (including how to use data from large government social surveys) and statistical analysis (including software packages R, SPSS and STATA) and explore the application of this knowledge in a range of areas. Modules are taught in short intensive blocks, making this programme ideal for part-time study. The specialist pathways offered are scientific research methods, crime and social statistics, statistical methods for health research and teaching statistics (based on choice of optional modules).

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a related technological subject. 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: Statistical inference; sampling design; questionnaire design; secondary data analysis; statistical inference; generalised linear models; secondary data analysis; multi-level models. Optional modules (may vary from year-to-year): Bayesian methods; methods for missing data; data mining techniques; structural equation modelling.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written examinations and assignments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,880 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,277 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,960 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,277 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,277 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,277 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
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
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,277 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,277 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,277 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,277 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months

Campus details

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

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