Short courses


Data Analysis using MATLAB: an Introduction

  • 9:30am to 1pm
  • 2 days


This practical workshop will introduce you to the MATLAB programming language and how to use it to carry out data analysis.

You'll learn about importing data, statistical analysis, graphical representation, and inbuilt MATLAB applications.

It's suitable for those with little or no experience of MATLAB, or those who want a refresher. You must have a basic knowledge of statistics.

This course takes place online, through a live video feed, over two mornings (9:30am to 1pm). 

This course is run by UCL's Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC), part of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH).

Course content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Getting started with the MATLAB interface
  • Basic MATLAB commands: objects, functions, help and operations
  • Creating and importing data in MATLAB
  • Basic data manipulation in MATLAB
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Graphs
  • Significance tests
  • Overview of MATLAB applications
  • Bootstrapping (time permitting)
  • Regression Analysis (time permitting)

You'll be expected to have a basic understanding of statistical concepts (such as summary statistics, p-values, confidence intervals and simple regression) as these won't be taught during this workshop.

Computers and software

You'll need to have a recent version of MATLAB installed on your computer (ideally MATLAB 2017a or higher).


You can request a certificate of attendance for this course once you've completed it. Please send your request to ich.statscou@ucl.ac.uk

Include the following in your email:

  • the name of the completed course for which you'd like a certificate
  • how you'd like your name presented on the certificate (if the name/format differs from the details you gave during registration)

Cost and concessions

The fees are as follows:

  • External delegates (non UCL) - £200
  • UCL staff, students, alumni (including ICH/GOSH) - £100*

* valid UCL email address and/or UCL alumni number required upon registration


Read the cancellation policy for this course on the ICH website. Please send all cancellation requests to the course administrator.

Find out about other statistics courses

CASC's stats courses are for anyone requiring an understanding of research methodology and statistical analyses. The courses will allow non-statisticians to interpret published research and/or undertake their own research studies.

Find out more about CASC's full range of statistics courses, and the continuing statistics training scheme (book six one-day courses and get a seventh free.)

Course information last modified: 19 Oct 2021, 14:48