MSc Applied Statistics (online)

Why this course?

Our online MSc in Applied Statistics is a conversion course, offering the opportunity to develop skills in statistics and data analysis even if you have never studied statistics before.

You’ll be supported through this programme by members of staff who work directly with industry to develop skills which are relevant to current areas of research including population health and medicine, animal and plant health, finance and business. Modules are delivered entirely online, giving students the flexibility to study at times that suit them. You’ll gain skills in:

  • problem solving
  • analysis and manipulation of complex data
  • the use of statistical software for data analysis and reporting
  • effective communication of statistics

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 skillset

On the online Applied Statistics 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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