Master in Statistics: Biostatistics [120.0] - BSTA2M
The Master in Statistics (Biostatistics) with a professional focus provides training in statistics for those who wish to apply this discipline in the medical field, especially in clinical and pre-clinical research, pharmaceutical research, epidemiology, public health or in another health science.
The programme introduces the fundamental concepts of statistics, the main tools for processing data and the key statistical methods in the field of health sciences. Various option courses offer students the possibility of taking additional specialized courses in epidemiology, biomedical engineering or bioinformatics whilst completing their training in health sciences.
By the end of the programme, students will have acquired a solid methodological foundation but also expertise in applied statistics from supervised work, projects involving computer analysis of real data and a possible work placement in business. This Master prepares students for professional life but is also an introduction to work and a preparation for a doctorate in statistics.
Students build a programme of 120 credits made up of core subjects for between 54 and 69 credit, a possible work placement or an application project worth 10 credits and 30 credits for activities in the professional focus including the dissertation. The programme is completed by optional subjects from the different option courses on the programme (11 to 36 credits) in addition to other useful courses within the framework of the Master and agreed by the programme committee.
The programme must include a maximum of 59 credits for courses which are also in the programme for the Master in Statistics (General).
After one year on the Master in Statistics (Biostatistics) programme, students may request permission to move to the Master in Statistics (General). This is subject to the agreement of the programme committee and may involve taking additional courses.
Advanced Masters :
Doctoral programmes :
Students who have gained a Master in Statistics (Biostatistics) with a professional focus may enrol for the doctorate in statistics, providing that :
• they have gained distinction for their programme,
There has been a University Certificate in Statistics since September 2004, with 6 course modules of between 15 and 30 credits on distinct themes. These courses are part of the Master in Statistics programme and the schedules are arranged so that participants can take their courses in blocks of half a day. Credits gained through the Certificate may count, at a later stage, towards a Master.
| 7/07/2009 |