What will I learn?

Learn how to apply advanced statistical techniques to solve problems in medicine and healthcare.

Course description

This course trains you to use statistical tools that are central to many areas of medicine: from clinical trials, to disease modelling, to measuring patient outcomes.

You’ll develop a detailed working knowledge of essential statistical techniques and concepts, including linear and generalised linear modelling, Bayesian statistics and computational methods and build up your programming and data analysis skills using the statistical computing software R.

You’ll study how these skills are applied in clinical trials and choose from a range of optional modules that focus on the role of statistics in other areas of medicine, such as epidemiology and evaluating healthcare interventions.

There are also optional modules on other topics in statistics, including time series analysis and machine learning.

Around one-third of the course is devoted to your dissertation on a medical or healthcare related topic. This may focus on investigating a data set or a more theoretical or methodological topic. The aim is to give you skills to include on your CV, such as planning and researching a project, data acquisition, problem specification, analysis and reporting your findings. Distance learning students often come with projects designed by their employer.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Which department am I in?

Mathematics and Statistics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

September 2022

Venue

University of Sheffield

Western Bank,

Sheffield,

S10 2TN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a good undergraduate four year bachelor degree and high grades in relevant individual subjects from an accredited university or college in the USA will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes. For entry to MBA students need a good four year bachelor degree from an accredited university or college in the USA and at least 3 years´ post-graduation work experience. They must be at least 25 years old by the time the programme starts. Students with a lower GPA and considerable work experience may be considered. Postgraduate applicants are required to achieve a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Sheffield

Russell Group member, Sheffield, is a world top 100 university (QS 2021). Ranked 16th in the UK and second in the Yorkshire and Humber (SQ 2021)

  • Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world
  • Member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group
  • Number 1 Students’ Union in the UK for four consecutive years
  • Top in Yorkshire and Humber for employed graduates

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