Who are the courses for?
Courses for Scientists, Social Scientists, Health Researchers and Teachers
These applied statistics courses are for participants and researchers from any background with a basic level of numeracy. For some of the courses, knowledge of basic mathematics to A-level would be an advantage. These courses can be studied as part of a programme of Continuing Professional Development or research training.
Courses on specialist topics in Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics
The three-day courses in applied statistics provided by the Medical and Pharmaceutical Statistics Research Unit are aimed at professional medical statisticians. Familiarity with statistical methodology at postgraduate level is assumed.
The one-day course on Data and Safety Monitoring Boards is suitable for a wider audience with an interest in the interpretation and conduct of clinical research. All of the professional development courses may be commissioned by a company or organisation, tailored to meet your special requirements and presented at a location of your choice both for statisticians and non-statisticians.
There are different course fees depending upon whether you are a student, an academic researcher, or employed in a private company.
We will make every attempt to accommodate Lancaster University staff and postgraduate research students on our courses. However, if a course becomes fully booked we reserve the right to give priority to students on the MSc in Statistics, students on the MSc in Data Science, and external participants.
Please contact our short courses administrator to discuss your specific requirements or for further information. Applicants from outside the EU should note that these courses are not sufficient to permit a visa application for residence in the UK.