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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Mathematics

  • Start Date

    October

  • Course Duration

    MSc: 12 months, full-time or 24 months, part-time. PgDip: nine months, full-time

  • Course Type

    PgDip, MSc

  • Course Fees

    £8,000 per year (UK/EU), £18,900 per year (Overseas)

  • Last Updated

    25 October 2016

Course content

This MSc has a strong theoretical and methodological component to supplement a focus on applications of statistics to real life scientific problems. You can opt to follow pathways in medical, pharmaceutical or environmental statistics, depending on your field of interest. Graduates tend to enter careers as practising statisticians, university research assistants or go on to study for a PhD.

For each pathway, you will follow a set of compulsory modules covering core theory and methods, applied statistical modelling and practical skills in topics such as statistical computing, scientific writing, presentation and consultancy. You will also study optional modules tailored to your research interests and career aspirations. Your studies are completed with a supervised, in-depth, dissertation aimed at solving a substantive research question.

Modules
Compulsory modules:
• Statistics in Practice
• Likelihood Inference
• Generalised Linear Models
• Bayesian Inference
• Computational Intensive Methods

Optional modules (choose five from):
• Extreme Value Theory
• Clinical Trials
• Principles of Epidemiology
• Statistical Genetics and Genomics
• Longitudinal Data Analysis
• Pharmacological Modelling
• Survival and Event History Analysis
• Adaptive/Bayesian Methods in Clinical Research
• Environmental Epidemiology

Visit the Statistics page on the Lancaster University website for more details!

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