Oxford Brookes University

Medical Statistics

This course provides understanding and practical expertise in applying statistical methods used widely in medical research and epidemiology, including survival analysis, categorical data analysis, models for analysing longitudinal data and meta-analysis; in learning to apply these techniques, students work with specialist professional software used throughout the pharmaceutical industry, adding to their professional skills and employability; the core modules in statistics lead to an individual project or dissertation and students can choose from a range of additional, optional modules which they can use to gain further experience in a specialised area.

Entry requirements

1st degree equivalent to at least a British lower 2nd Class Bachelor�s degree, in a science-related subject with a substantial statistics content; applicants whose 1st degree does not contain statistics but have worked in medical research or the pharmaceutical industry can also be considered; if applicants 1st language is not English, they must have of a minimum TOEFL score of 91 (internet-based), or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Statistical methods in medical research and epidemiology; clinical trials, systematic review and meta-analysis; survival and duration data analysis; statistical modelling using sas; 2 elective modules from: structured data molecular biology; topics in biotechnology; biotechnology and business; product development in biotechnology; epidemiology; communicable diseases and public health.

Assessment methods

Depending on the modules selected, the majority of the assessment is through coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,960 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,440 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 2,530 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Wheatley Campus Oxford OX33 1HX South East

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