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Statistics with Applications in Medicine MSc    Back

University of Southampton Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom Duration: see details Fees/total cost: EUR 10,120.50 (GBP 7,500.00) - EUR 21,482.45 (GBP 15,920.00)

Description

An MSc is generally accepted as being highly desirable for starting and developing a career in Medical Statistics. The MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine is also an excellent preparation for embarking on a PhD project in Statistics or Medical Statistics.

The MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine, taught by one of the largest and strongest Statistics groups in the UK, will provide you with a sound Masters-level training in Statistical methodology, with an emphasis on practical problems arising in the context of collecting and analysing Medical data. Several modules are delivered by Medical Statisticians, who can provide data and case studies from their own day to day work at Southampton General Hospital and the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit.

While studying for your degree, you will develop key transferrable skills, such as written and oral communication, the use of and some programming in Statistical software, time management, and basic research skills.

Programme objectives are

  • to give you knowledge of Statistical theory and methods at an advanced level
  • to train you for a career as a Statistician, particularly in areas related to Medicine
  • to give you experience of applications of Statistical methods
  • to enable you to develop oral and written communication skills

Careers

Past graduates have joined major pharmaceutical companies, research teams at the Medical Research Council, University-based medical research units, contract research organisations, government, the financial sector, or have continued to become successful PhD students.

Programme overview

The full-time MSc is completed over a 12-month period. There are two semesters of taught material, which account for 60 ECTS credits, followed by the MSc project in summer, which accounts for 30 ECTS credits.

The programme structure allows you to select options ranging from the more theoretical aspects of Statistics, including a module on research topics, to those which cover material focussed on practical applications of Statistics in a clinical setting. This is complemented by modules on research skills, a Medical Statistics seminar series providing insight into the role of Medical Statisticians in various different careers (which also gives opportunities for networking with the speakers), and several presentations on transferrable skills by the University Careers and Employability Service Team.

View the programme specification document for this course

Programme Structure

Core/Compulsory modules: Statistical Theory and Linear Models; Statistical Computing; Design of Experiments; Generalised Linear Models; Clinical Trials; Epidemiological Methods; Survival Analysis; Research Skills

Option modules: e.g. Bioinformatics; Statistical Genetics; Topics in Statistics (research-led); Modelling Hierarchical (Multi-level and Longitudinal) Data; Computer Intensive Statistical Methods; Multivariate Analysis; Survey Methods; Bayesian Methods

A highlight of the programme is the 3-month dissertation completed over the summer, which will provide an opportunity to study a topic of your choice more deeply. Some projects are provided by pharmaceutical companies, while others are set and supervised by Medical Statisticians at the General Hospital here in Southampton to give you first hand experience of their work. There will also be a broad range of further Statistical topics available, reflecting the diverse research areas of our staff.

Typical course content

In addition to the core, compulsory and optional modules listed below, you will also be required to complete a 3-month dissertation over the summer.

Most modules consist of twenty-four or twelve 45 minute lectures, often supported by supervised practical sessions.

Compulsory

Core

Optional

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Masters - Full time

Start date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Southampton, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 10,120.50 (GBP 7,500.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 21,482.45 (GBP 15,920.00)
Additional Information:
Fees for courses starting Sept 2016. UK/EU: £7,500 International: £15,920 Channel Island fees: £9,000.
Tuition fees

Masters - Part time

Start date:
September
Duration:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Southampton, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 10,120.50 (GBP 7,500.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 21,482.45 (GBP 15,920.00)
Additional Information:
Fees for courses starting Sept 2016. UK/EU: £3,750 International: £7,960 Channel Island fees: £4500.
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information


Faculty of Social and Human Sciences - Mathematics
pgenquiry@maths.soton.ac.uk
University accredited:
Credits:
90 ECTS
180 CATS
Last update: 27/05/2016
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