12 months
16850 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Medical Statistics degree offered at the University of Leicester will give you all the expertise you need to become a practising medical statistician. You will cover all relevant theory but with an emphasis on understanding, applying and adapting it to real-life circumstances.


Programme Overview

To develop these skills. During the Medical Statistics programme offered at the University of Leicester, you will work on two mini-projects and will be introduced to consultancy skills throughout the course. The mini-projects involve analysing data arising from real problems and data sets and presenting a report on the findings. 

Your choice of option module allows you to specialise in one particular area:

  • If you choose to study the 'Genetic Epidemiology' option module, your degree will be an MSc in Medical Statistics with specialisation in Genetic Epidemiology
  • If you choose to study the 'Health Technology Assessment' option module, your degree will be an MSc in Medical Statistics with specialisation in Health Technology Assessment
  • If you choose to study the 'Further Topics in Medical Statistics' option module, your degree will be an MSc in Medical Statistics

Careers and employability

The demand for medical statisticians is high and many employers contact us with job opportunities and to give careers talks to try to recruit graduates. For further information about a career in medical/pharmaceutical statistics please look at:

  • RSS statistics careers for general and medical/pharmaceutical specific careers information
  • PSI careers website for pharmaceutical statistician careers advice


This course has been accredited by the Royal Statistical Society 2017/18 up to 2020/21. On graduation you will be able to apply for the professional award of Graduate Statistician.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Medical Statistics
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Statistical Computing and Inference
  • Computationally Intensive Methods
  • Advanced Statistical Modelling
  • Clinical Trials
  • Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

The course is intended mainly for students with a good honours degree of which mathematics/statistics is the main subject, and with a working knowledge of basic probability and statistics. However, applicants with other suitable backgrounds will be considered by the course team.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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