Applied Statistics (online) MSc

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University of Strathclyde
Start - End
5 Sep
Study Options
GBP 3850 - 3850

This is a conversion course, designed for candidates from a broad background of disciplines. Students will gain skills in:

  • problem-solving
  • analysis and manipulation of complex data
  • the use of statistical software for data analysis and reporting

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

Course content

  • Year 1 modules are compulsory
  • In Year 2 you're required to take 60 credits of optional modules
  • With the approval of the Course Director, students may substitute other appropriate classes offered by the University for one or more of the optional modules listed below.

Learning & teaching

Classes are delivered using the MyPlace online teaching environment hosted by the University of Strathclyde.

You’ll learn through video lectures, interactive sessions, independent reading of articles and texts and discussion forums.

On average you'll study five hours of online material per week plus additional self-study. You’ll also have regular assistance from dedicated tutors who'll interact and communicate with you through online forums and email.

You'll be part of a community of students working collaboratively to share and enhance learning.


  • The form of assessment varies for each class and are all undertaken online
  • For most classes, the assessment involves both coursework and examinations
  • Coursework will typically involve a project where you'll analyse data, write code, interpret statistical outputs and produce a report
  • Group work may be undertaken in some classes

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