What will I learn?

Why this course?

This unique Masters in Applied Statistics in Health Sciences provides an opening to a career as an applied statistician, without having previously studied statistics. 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.

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.

What you'll study

The three modules covered in Semester 1 will equip you with fundamental probability and data analysis skills.

In Semester 2 there are four modules if you're studying full-time on campus, and five if you're studying part-time online. Each focuses on a different applied element of being a statistician. The course concludes with a research project that will involve the analysis of a real-life data set.

Programme skills set

On the programme you'll acquire:

  • in-depth knowledge of modern statistical methods that are used to analyse and visualise real-life data sets and the experience of how to apply these methods in a professional setting
  • skills in using statistical software packages that are used in government, industry and commerce
  • the ability to interpret the output from statistical tests and data analyses and communicate your findings to a variety of audiences including health professionals, scientists, government officials, managers and stakeholders who may have an interest in the problem
  • problem-solving and high numeracy skills that are widely sought after in the commercial sector
  • practical experience of statistical consultancy and how to interact with professionals who require statistical analyses of their data
  • through the contacts with APHA and NHS staff, an understanding of what it's like to work as an applied statistician in practice including, for example, during disease outbreaks

Careers

We work closely with the University's Careers Service. They offer advice and guidance on career planning and looking for and applying for jobs. In addition they administer and publicise graduate and work experience opportunities.

Which department am I in?

Mathematics and Statistics

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£18,100.00 (US$ 23,640) per year
The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.

This is a fixed fee

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Start date

September 2020

Venue

University of Strathclyde

McCance Building,

16 Richmond Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G1 1XQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Applications are made directly to Strathclyde for postgraduate study.

For international students

Minimum second-class Honours degree or overseas equivalent. Mathematical training to A Level or equivalent standard. Prospective students with relevant experience or appropiate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply. Applicants are required to have some prior mathematical knowledge, 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).

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About this uni

With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, Strathclyde University is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.

  • The university Careers Service was voted UK Top 4 by students
  • To ensure a safe environment, there are over 90 security staff
  • 94% of graduates are in work or further study
  • More than 200 clubs and societies, and 50 fitness clubs