Medical Statistics MSc
Duration and mode of study
One year full-time or two to three years part-time.
September each year.
A good honours degree in mathematics, statistics or a subject having a substantial mathematical content. Applicants with other backgrounds will be considered on an individual basis.
The aim is to produce graduates who can immediately work as practising medical statisticians. All necessary theory is covered but the emphasis is on understanding, applying and adapting it to real-life circumstances. Your analysis skills will be developed on real medical data sets, using statistical software such as Stata, SAS and WinBUGS. Through the selection of options and dissertation, students will be able to specialise in Modern Epidemiology (including Genetic Epidemiology) or Health Technology Assessment.
This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.
- Fundamentals of Medical Statistics
- Introduction to Clinical Trials and Epidemiology
- Statistical Modelling
- Computationally Intensive Statistical Methods
- Advanced Statistical Modelling, including Survival Analysis and Multilevel Modelling
- Advanced Epidemiology and Clinical Trials
- Mini-projects in Clinical Trials and Epidemiology
Further Topics in Medical Statistics, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Technology Assessment
Teaching and Assessment Methods
Modules are taught in week long blocks by a variety of lectures, seminars and computer practicals, including sessions delivered by external practising medical statisticians. Assessment is by coursework and examination. Most modules have an assessed coursework element involving the analysis of a real medical data set and the production of a concise written report. The core taught modules are followed by options and a dissertation (MSc only) from June to September.
MSc Admissions Tutor
Tel: 0116 229 7264