University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Statistics with Medical Applications

This new course is run in conjunction with the Medical Statistics Group in the University�s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society, it provides professional training for a career in the medical, pharmaceutical and health services industries. The course is based on the MSc Statistics with additional training in specialist areas of medical applications. Our graduates work in finance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and research. Employers include First Direct, GlaxoSmithKline, Marks and Spencer, the Government Statistical Service and medical council research units.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree with substantial mathematical and statistical components or a pass at an equivalent level in the Graduate Certificate. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: data analysis; statistical laboratory; linear models; epidemiological methods and time series; Bayesian inference and further clinical trials; sampling, design and medical statistics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, project work and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

You may be able to get University and external company funding depending on your qualifications. We need to receive all funding applications by the first week in March.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 7,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Distance learning - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
0114 222 3808