Applied Statistics


As one of the indispensable research tools applied in the area of biomedicine, applied statistics plays a key role in every stage of biomedical research. Following China’s National Heath Industry Strategy, the biomedical industry is growing at a rapid pace, and applied statistics will be one of the industry’s key factors in strengthening that growth.

Why should I study Applied Statistics at XJTLU?

  • Applied statistics (biostatistics) professionals play key roles in drug research and development
  • Graduates of this programme will have broad-ranging employment prospects and a highly favourable career market due to chronic industry shortages for biostatistics professionals
  • The design of the curriculum tightly corresponds to the needs of both society and enterprise by combining advanced theoretical knowledge with applied practical skills
  • We have a strong academic team composed of international experts with profound knowledge of applied statistics and life sciences, as well as adjunct staff with solid industry experience
  • XJTLU Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy has established strategic cooperative relations with more than 10 well-known enterprises in biomedical fields in China. We are located near SIP BioBay which boasts more than 400 pharmaceutical companies that can provide extensive internship opportunities.
Qualification,XJTLU,BSc Applied Statistics,University of Liverpool,BSc(Hons) Biomedical Statistics

Knowledge and skills

This four-year program will provide students a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics, as well as acquired knowledge in related subject matters such as biomedical sciences. Additionally, students will gain proficiency in computer programming and the use of mainstream software programs for conducting data analysis. The training and technical expertise provided will lay a strong foundation for students as they continue their journeys in their chosen fields.

Applied tatistics (Biostatistics) is a magical and fascinating discipline. It allows data to speak and reveals the philosophies behind data. The big data revolution is bringing unprecedented innovation and development to all walks of life in modern society (including life sciences and pharmaceutical industries). Biostatistics is the magic wand that helps us understand the causes of diseases, guides public health, medical diagnosis and new drug development. It is also the key to opening the door of data science. I hope all experts can gather here to share and appreciate the beauty of data!

Tenglong Li

Programme director


*Programme modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.


There is and will continue to be a growing demand for diversely skilled applied statistics professionals from a wide array of companies, hospitals, scientific research institutions, and government agencies. In general, students pursuing a BSc degree in applied statistics (with a concentration in biostatistics) have access to a number of exciting career options:

  • Pursue advanced degrees in related fields at XJTLU or prestigious universities overseas
  • Join a global or local pharmaceutical firm such as Pfizer, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine, and Innovent Biologics as a statistical analysis professional
  • Join a contract research organisation, such as Covance and IQVIA, or a biomedical company, such as Boston Scientific and Royal Phillips
  • Join a hospital or a scientific research institution as a researcher
  • Work for a public health institution such as a regulatory agency for food and drugs, a centre for disease control and prevention, a community health care organisation, or an inspection and quarantine agency
  • Join a financial institution or an insurance company to provide technical expertise in statistics, data analysis and data forecasting to a wide variety of sectors.

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