The MSc in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester
is a well-established and successful course based in the Biostatistics and Genetic Epidemiology research groups in the Medical School of the University of Leicester
. This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society. On graduation you will be able to apply for the professional award of Graduate Statistician.
The orientation of the course is applied and vocational; it aims to produce graduates who can immediately work as medical statisticians in pharmaceutical companies, research units and the NHS.
While all necessary theory is covered, the emphasis throughout is on applying and adapting it to real-life circumstances. The central role of IT in implementing modern statistics is constantly emphasised. Students will use statistical software Stata, R, WinBUGS, MLwiN and SAS in a course dedicated computer lab.
The Core Modules
Fundamentals of Medical Statistics, Statistical Modelling, Computational Intensive Methods, Advanced Statistical Modelling, Clinical Trials and Epidemiology.
Choose one optional module from Further Topics in Medical Statistics, Genetic Epidemiology and Health Technology Assessment.
Plus a Research Project during the final 12 weeks of the course
Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.
Modules are taught in week long blocks.
The aim of the course is to produce graduates who can immediately work as medical/bio statisticians in pharmaceutical companies, university medical schools, research units and the NHS.
We have studentships available for 2016 entry, these cover UK/EU fees and may provide living expenses, please contact the Admissions Tutor for details. Eligibility criteria apply.
Key facts for this course are available at http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/health-sciences/PG/pgt