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Applied Statistics in Health Sciences MSc

Applied Statistics in Health Sciences MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Applied Statistics Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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.

On the programme you will 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. There are many exciting career opportunities for graduates in applied statistics. The practical, real-life skills that you will gain means you'll be much in demand in international organisations.

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This is semester 2 module. This class will introduce you to Bayesian statistics and the modern Bayesian methods that are used in health care research. Again, the focus is on real-life data and using statistical software packages for analysis.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent; mathematical training to A Level or equivalent standard; prospective students with relevant experience or appropiate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply.

University information

Located in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, the University of Strathclyde offers a fantastic experience, where you will enjoy flexible, innovative learning and excellent facilities. Many of their courses can be studied part-time or by distance learning, where you can carry out most of your studies off campus using their virtual learning environment, MyPlace. Their campus offers excellent facilities including state of-the-art...more

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