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School of Mathematical Sciences

MSc Applied Statistics and Data Science

In today’s working environment, large organisations are looking for graduates with the knowledge and skills to help them make sense of the large datasets they are being presented with. Applied statistics and data science skills are in big demand in areas such as clinical trials, Big Pharma, Big Tech, psychology and Government agencies.

This programme moves on from traditional statistics degrees, providing modernised modules that meet the needs of industry today. You will be taught to harness the power of data and statistics in addition to learning analysis tools such as R and Python. The knowledge and skills you learn will provide you with a platform to work across a variety of industries, go into research or undertake a PhD.

Course highlights

  •  Become highly employable in the field of statistics across a variety of industries, including Big Pharma, Big Tech, clinical trials, psychology and Government agencies.
  • Learn from academic experts across a number of fields such as statistics, finance and data analytics.
  • Learn analysis tools such as R and Python.
  • Optional opportunity to take a real-world summer dissertation project.

Who is this course for? 

This course acts as a springboard into opportunities to go into industry such as Clinical trials, Big Pharma, Big Tech, psychology or Government agencies. Alternatively it provides skills needed in research or to undertake a PhD. 

Course content

The programme contains a variety of modules, including:

  • Elective modules in Machine Learning 
  • Biostatistics and Medical Statistics
  • A summer Dissertation – which will give you access to a wide pool of academic advisers allowing you to select from a wide range of specialisms
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