MSc - Master of Science
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.
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.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 19,850per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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