MSc Applied Statistics in Health Sciences (online)

Why this 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.

Although the programme is focused on health, the skills set provided will also equip you with the necessary training to work

Key facts

Study with Strathclyde

  • a conversion course, designed for those with a background in a broad range of disciplines
  • gain skills in problem-solving, the analysis and manipulation of complex data, and use of statistical software packages
  • learn to interpret and report the result from data analyses

Programme skills set

On the online Applied Statistics in Health Sciences MSc programme you’ll have the opportunity to acquire:

  • in-depth knowledge of modern statistical methods used to analyse and visualise real-life data sets, and the experience of how to apply these methods in a professional setting
  • skills in using statistical software packages used in government, industry and commerce
  • the ability to interpret the output from statistical tests and data analyses, and communicate your findings to a variety of audiences including health professionals, scientists, government officials, managers and stakeholders who may have an interest in the problem
  • problem-solving and high numeracy skills widely sought after in the commercial sector
  • practical experience of statistical consultancy and how to interact with professionals who require statistical analyses of their data


Accreditation: On successful completion of the MSc, students may be eligible for GradStat status.

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