University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Medical Statistics

The programme combines taught modules with a summer project, supervised between the teaching units and utilising existing links with individual clinicians and medical research groups in the University of Leeds, Leeds NHS trust, and the Department of Health�s Information Centre in Leeds. The course covers modern developments in statistics and provides the opportunity to undertake data analysis for a wide variety of statistical problems. It aims to build an appreciation of theoretical and practical perspectives on issues in medical statistics, whilst developing the ability to select and apply appropriate statistical methods for the analysis of medical data, using suitably chosen software packages.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or equivalent in a first degree that includes mathematics and statistics. No background in medicine is required.

Course modules

Introduction to clinical trials; statistical computing; hidden Markov models; robust regression and smoothing; generalised linear and additive models; time series and spectral analysis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0113 343 5111