This MSc has a strong theoretical and methodological component to supplement a focus on applications of statistics to real life scientific problems. You can opt to follow pathways in medical, pharmaceutical or environmental statistics, depending on your field of interest. Graduates tend to enter careers as practising statisticians or as university research assistants.
In each case you will follow a set of compulsory modules covering core theory and methods, applied statistical modelling and practical skills in topics such as statistical computing, scientific writing, presentation and consultancy. You will also study optional modules tailored to your research interests and career aspirations. Your studies are completed with a supervised in-depth dissertation aimed at solving a substantive research question.
- Applied Social Statistics : PhD
- Mathematics : MPhil/PhD
- Quantitative Methods for Science, Social Science and Medicine : MSc
- Quantitative Methods for Science, Social Science and Medicine : PGCert
- Quantitative Methods for Science, Social Science and Medicine : PGDip
- Statistics : MPhil/PhD
- Statistics and Operational Research (STOR-i) : MRes
- Statistics and Operational Research (STOR-i) : PhD
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For Entry: 2014
Director of Studies: Dr Deborah Costain.
Duration: 12 months full-time (MSc), 24 months part-time (MSc); 9 months full-time (PgDip).
Entry Requirements: Second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a subject with a strong Mathematics or Statistics component. Conversion modules are available.
Assessment: Coursework, examination and report/dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult www.lancs.ac.uk/pgfunding/
Duration: Full time 9 Month(s)
Department: Mathematics and Statistics
Phone: +44 (0)1524 593964
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook