Statistics with Applications in Medicine, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16710
    Tuition (Year)
    9000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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An MSc is generally accepted as being highly desirable for starting and developing a career in Medical Statistics. The MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine is also an excellent preparation for embarking on a PhD project in Statistics or Medical Statistics.

About

The MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine, taught by one of the largest and strongest Statistics groups in the UK, will provide you with a sound Masters-level training in Statistical methodology, with an emphasis on practical problems arising in the context of collecting and analysing Medical data. Several modules are delivered by Medical Statisticians, who can provide data and case studies from their own day to day work at Southampton General Hospital and the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit.

While studying for your degree, you will develop key transferrable skills, such as written and oral communication, the use of and some programming in Statistical software, time management, and basic research skills.

Programme Structure

Modules available: 

  • Bayesian methods; 
  • Biological assay; 
  • Clinical trials; 
  • Computer-intensive statistical methods; 
  • Design and analysis of experiments; 
  • Epidemiological methods; 
  • Generalised linear models; 
  • Measurement errors; 
  • Medical statistics seminars; 
  • Modelling longitudinal data; 
  • Multi-level modelling; 
  • Multivariate analysis; 
  • Research skills, strategy and design; 
  • Statistical computing; 
  • Statistical genetics; 
  • Survival analysis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • The usual entry requirement is at least an upper second-class honours degree from a recognised university involving units in both Mathematics and Statistics. Each application is considered on its individual merits. Motivation and relevant postgraduate experience in a Statistical environment are important factors that are taken into account.
  • Other qualifications can be considered, e.g. Professional Development courses provided by the Royal Statistical Society, other professional training courses in Statistics, or short courses/tutorials associated with Statistics conferences. Therefore candidates should send full details of their training in Mathematics and Statistics with their application.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16710 International
  • GBP 9000 EU/EEA
Part-time fees:
  • UK/EU - £4,500
  • International - £8,355

Funding

  • Postgraduate loans are available through the government for students from the UK and EU studying both taught and research masters programmes. Depending on your course start date, you could get up to £10,280.
  • Career Development Loan : Loans are available for between £300 and £10,000 and no repayments are required while you are studying — the government will pay the interest during this time. 

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