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MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Statistics Biology Mathematics For Specific Applications

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Course Summary

This Masters in Biostatistics will provide you with knowledge and experience of the principles, theory and practical skills of statistics; previous study of statistics is not required. Our Statistics MSc programmes benefit from close links lecturers have with industry and non-governmental organisations such as NHS and SEPA. Our expertise spans topics including: biostatistics and statistical genetics; environmental statistics; statistical methodology; statistical modelling and the scholarship of learning and teaching in statistics. Students will develop a thorough grasp of statistical methodology, before going on to apply statistical skills to solve real-life problems.

Our graduates have an excellent track record of gaining employment in many sectors including medical research, the pharmaceutical industry, finance and government statistical services, while others have continued to a PhD.

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1 year

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This module introduces the class of models known as generalised linear models, providing an overview of the theory of estimation and inference as well as practical examples from various areas of applications. It provides an overview of linear statistical models and their generalizations; acquaint students with the theory of generalized linear models and provide practical examples from various areas of applications.

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Entry requirements

Students need a first degree equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree, normally with a substantial Mathematics component (at least equivalent to Level-1 courses in Mathematics and Level-2 courses in Calculus and Linear Algebra at the University of Glasgow).

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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