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Statistics with Applications in Medicine (MSc)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop your problem-solving skills and knowledge of statistical methods on this MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine at the University of Southampton. Learn how to collect and analyse medical data, and gain transferable skills such as research methodology and programming statistical software. Prepare for a career in medical statistics or further study at PhD level.

Medical statisticians play a vital role in healthcare, and their work informs many lifesaving medical breakthroughs. Their work includes:

  • design and analysis of clinical trials for new treatments
  • identifying the genes responsible for disease
  • developing methodology to enable advances in personalised medicine

As a qualified medical statistician, you’ll be able to help the pharmaceutical industry tackle the challenges presented by increasingly complex patient data.

On this UK master’s course you’ll learn how to deal with these challenges through the study of clinical trials, statistical genetics and epidemiological methods.

You’ll gain advanced knowledge of statistical theory and methods. We’ll teach you how to apply those methods to solve practical problems around the collecting and analysis of medical data.

Much of the course is taught by medical statisticians, who provide data and case studies from their work at Southampton General Hospital and the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit.

Careers

With this degree you’ll be ready to move into a career as a medical statistician or clinical analyst in a variety of settings.

Our graduates have gone on to roles in:

  • major pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical Research Council
  • university-based medical research units
  • contract research organisations
  • government departments
  • the financial sector

During the course you’ll have the chance to meet and talk to industry guest speakers, making connections which could be useful to your future career.

You'll also be in a great position to continue your researches as a PhD student.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 72 4

    27th out of 35 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    158 66%

    25th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    29th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    35th

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    181 75%

    21st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    33rd

    3

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