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  Applied Statistics in Health Sciences (online) MSc

Online University of Strathclyde    Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Part time September, January MSc 24 or 36 months
Mathematics (25)

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Are you interested in using statistical methods to solve real-life problems in the health sciences? Look no further than our Applied Statistics in Health Sciences (online) MSc programme. Delivered entirely online, this flexible course is ideal for those with full-time commitments. Taught by experienced academics from the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the NHS in Scotland, you'll gain in-depth knowledge of modern statistical methods and learn how to apply them in a professional setting. With entry requirements of a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or international equivalent, as well as some prior mathematical knowledge, this programme will equip you with the skills needed to excel in various fields, including insurance, finance, and commerce. Don't miss out on this opportunity to become a sought-after applied statistician.

About the course

Our course is run by academics who work in the health sector as well as in higher education. Statisticians from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) as well as those who have extensive experience in working with the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland, will provide lectures based around real-life problems and data from the health sciences.

The course is entirely delivered online. The course is ideally suited to those working full-time or with other commitments. You can study and complete the modules when it’s most convenient for you – you don’t need to be online at specific times.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum second-class (2:2) Honours degree or international equivalent.

Mathematical training to A Level or equivalent standard.

Prospective students with relevant experience or appropriate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply.

For Australia and Canada, normal degrees in relevant disciplines are accepted.

Applicants are required to have some prior mathematical knowledge, for example A Level or equivalent, in:

linear algebra
differential equations

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Strathclyde


Student Profile


"I chose Strathclyde for the attractive course content and distance learning option. Everything covered was grounded in practical examples and case studies felt realistic and believable. The lecturers would typically have a wealth of professional experience and could comment on the theory as well as what you would do 'in the real world'. The course was well organised with material/assessments released in a manageable way. Students felt listened to and, where the schedule could be adjusted to help with time management, it was. I felt supported and enabled to do well by lecturers who were always willing to go the extra mile to help."


Scholarships of £1,800 are available to new students joining for September entry of one of our online programmes in the 2024/2025 academic year .

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Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who demonstrate excellent academic performance (current and/ or previously gained) and any relevant extra-curricular or professional experience.

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Awards may be allocated early in the application cycle and so making an early application for admission is advised.

Value of Scholarship(s)



In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science Online Masters Scholarship, candidates must:

be a new student holding an offer of admission for an online MSc in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for September entry of the 2024/2025 academic year.
be self-funded. Students who receive full scholarships, for example from a government office or embassy, will not be eligible.

Application Procedure

A link to the scholarship application form will be included in an applicant’s offer of admission. Awards will be allocated from 17 January 2024.

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