Statistical Science


NIHR MSc Studentships in Medical Statistics Now Available

10 March 2016

The Department of Statistical Science has been awarded two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships in Medical Statistics for the 2016/17 academic year. The Department is ideally placed at the centre of collaborative research work through the involvement of staff in several NIHR funded research projects  It is closely linked with the UCL Priment Clinical Trials Unit and the NIHR UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre. There is a clear opportunity for students to be exposed to real-world medical statistics problems. In addition to the core modules, the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) teaches contemporary methods, such as Bayesian statistics, applications in health economics and statistical genetics. The course content is aimed to provide both a solid theoretical foundation in statistics and the experience to apply statistical methods to real medical data.

The studentships cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and a maintenance stipend of £16,296 per annum (based on the standard UK Research Council rate with London weighting). International students may also apply, but will need to source additional funding to meet the difference in cost between UK/EU and overseas tuition fees.

The requirement for admission to the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) is a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Knowledge of mathematical methods and linear algebra at university level and familiarity with introductory probability and statistics is required.

Candidates should apply for the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) programme (TMSSTASMED01) in the usual way by completing the online application form. The closing date is 31 March 2016. Candidates who applied prior to the funding announcement will automatically receive consideration.