University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Applied Statistics in Health Sciences

This unique Masters in Applied Statistics in Health Sciences provides an opening to a career as an applied statistician, without having previously studied statistics. The course is run in collaboration with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). Statisticians from APHA, as well as those who have extensive experience in working with the National Health Service in Scotland, will provide lectures based around real-life problems and data from the health sciences. Although the programme is focused on health, the skill set provided will also equip you with the necessary training to work as an applied statistician in other areas such as insurance, finance and commerce.

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent; mathematical training to A Level or equivalent standard. Prospective students with relevant experience or appropriate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply. For Australia and Canada, normal degrees in relevant disciplines are accepted.? Applicants are required to have some prior mathematical knowledge, for eg A level or equivalent in; calculus; linear algebra; differential equations. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

Course modules

Foundations of Probability & Statistics; Data Analytics in R; Applied Statistical Modelling; Medical Statistics; Bayesian Spatial Statistics; Effective Statistical Consultancy; Risk Analysis; Survey Design & Analysis; Research Project.

Assessment methods

The form of assessment varies for each class. For most classes the assessment involves both coursework and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,350 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,100 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 17,350 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,100 per Whole course (Home/EU) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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