UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Statistics (Medical Statistics)

Medical statistics is a fundamental scientific component of health research. Medical statisticians interact with biomedical researchers, epidemiologists and public health professionals and contribute to the effective translation of scientific research into patient benefits and clinical decision-making. As new biomedical problems emerge, there are exciting challenges in the application of existing tools and the development of new superior models.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours 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. Relevant professional experience will also be taken into consideration.

Course modules

Core modules: foundation course; statistical inference; statistical models and data analysis; medical statistics i; medical statistics ii; statistical computing; applied Bayesian methods; options: statistics for interpreting genetic data; Bayesian methods in health economics; epidemiology; statistical design of investigations.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and classes, some of which are dedicated to practical work. External organisations deliver technical lectures and seminars where possible. Assessment is through written examination and coursework. The research project is assessed through the dissertation and a 15-minute presentation. Workshops running during the teaching terms provide preparation for this project and cover the communication of statistics, for example, the presentation of statistical graphs and tables.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 1872/1881