Joint Research Office


UCL awarded MSc Medical Statistics studentships

24 March 2016

UCL has been awarded studentships for an MSc in Medical Statistics from the NIHR.


The application was successfully led by Professor Rumana Omar, Professor of Medical Statistics from the JRO and the Department of Statistical Science. 

The MSc course aims to prepare graduates for future research at PhD level or employment in a research-related capacity in academia, industry or the NHS. Professor Omar said: "The purpose of the MSc in Medical Statistics is to increase the number of individuals with high-level expertise in a critical discipline underpinning applied health research."

The panel that awarded UCL the studentships praised the BRC link between UCL and UCLH; and the PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit, a collaboration between the UCL Department of Primary Care and Population Health, Division of Psychiatry and the Department of Statistical Science.

UCL was awarded two studentships per year for three years starting in 2016/17. Information about the MSc in Medical Statistics will be added to the UCL Graduate Degrees webpage soon.