Medical Statistics MSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

medical-statistics-msc

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 23,219

Course Accredited By

RSS

  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
This postgraduate degree will give you all the expertise you need to become a practising medical statistician. You will cover all relevant theory but with an emphasis 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, R, SAS and WinBUGS.
  • An important factor in the success of a practising statistician is the ability to communicate with others. To develop these skills, you will work on two mini-projects and will be introduced to consultancy skills throughout the course. The mini-projects involve analysing data arising from real problems and data sets and presenting a report on the findings.

Your choice of option module allows you to specialise in one particular area:

  • If you choose to study the 'Genetic Epidemiology' option module, your degree will be an MSc in Medical Statistics with specialisation in Genetic Epidemiology
  • If you choose to study the 'Health Technology Assessment' option module, your degree will be an MSc in Medical Statistics with specialisation in Health Technology Assessment
  • If you choose to study the 'Further Topics in Medical Statistics' option module, your degree will be an MSc in Medical Statistics

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • The course is intended mainly for students with a good honours degree of which mathematics/statistics is the main subject, and with a working knowledge of basic probability and statistics. However, applicants with other suitable backgrounds will be considered by the course team. If you wish to discuss your background please contact the Admissions Tutor at clspgt@le.ac.uk

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Full-time

Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Medical Statistics
  • Statistical Modelling (Full-time)
  • Statistical Computing and Inference
  • Computationally Intensive Methods
  • Advanced Statistical Modelling (Full-time)
  • Clinical Trials
  • Epidemiology

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Further Topics in Medical Statistics
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Plus your Medical Statistics Project

Part-time

Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Medical Statistics
  • Statistical Modelling (Part-time)
  • Statistical Computing and Inference
  • Computationally Intensive Methods
  • Advanced Statistical Modelling (Part-time)
  • Clinical Trials
  • Epidemiology

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Further Topics in Medical Statistics
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Plus your Medical Statistics Project

Project

  • You will undertake a Medical Statistics Project during the summer, usually based on analysis of real medical data or methodology in the area of medical statistics.
  • UK and EU Students
  • This is the total course fee.
  • Starting in September 2021
  • MSc: £8,190
  • If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place.
  • This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee. Scholarships We have been awarded three Medical Research Council studentships through the IMPACT Doctoral Training Partnership for students starting on this course in 2021.
  • These cover the course fee plus a stipend of £15,609.
  • The allocation of these studentships will be in April 2021 and later applicants will be considered if the studentships become available at a later time. When you apply for the MSc we will let you know whether you are potentially eligible for one of these scholarships. We would also be keen to support applicants who wish to apply for an NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowship which includes the MSc Medical Statistics at Leicester as the training component. Please contact the course team via mscmedstats@le.ac.uk and we will discuss with you the areas of research we are interested in and can support your application.
  • Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? 
  • Find out if you're eligible.
  • Additional costs You will have the option to purchase Stata software for this programme, currently costing £80 VAT.

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