Medical Statistics MSc

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time or two to three years part-time.

Start Dates

September each year.

Entry requirements

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.



Home/EU: £6,205
International: £13,500

Course aims

Royal Statistical Society logoThe 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.

Course Modules

  • 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.


Stephanie Hubbard
MSc Admissions Tutor
Tel: 0116 229 7264

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