University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge


Research in the medical research council biostatistics unit is aimed at the development and application of biostatistical methodology; research areas include: clinical trials methodology; statistical aspects of health; blood-borne infectious diseases; statistical methodology for data-rich problems; statistical genetics; applied clinical trials; Bayesian and complex modelling; treatment compliance and pragmatic trials; statistical methods in epidemic modelling and health technology assessment; students are normally registered with departments of pure mathematics and mathematical statistics or public health and primary care; in addition to the course fee (University composition fee) students may have to pay a college fee.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate competence through a formal test; IELTS overall score 7.0 with at least 6.0 in each element; TOEFL score of 600 in paper-based test or 250 in computer-based test with TWE 5.0.

Sponsorship information

MRC funding for at least 2 PhD studentships per year; MRC pre-doctoral fellowships available to students accepted by the Unit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 23,889 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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