Our department has just been awarded two NIHR MSc studentships in Medical Statistics. In fact, we've been successful in securing funds for the next 3 years (2 studentships per year).
This is kind of cool $-$ we're already increasing the numbers on our Medical Statistics pathway and this will play nicely with the new MSc in in Health Economic Evaluation and Decision Science, when it's finally activated next year!
Here's the official advert for the application process with all the relevant infos & links:
The Department of Statistical Science at University College London has been awarded two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships in Medical Statistics for the 2016/17 academic year. The Department is ideally placed at the centre of collaborative research work through the involvement of staff in several NIHR funded research projects It is closely linked with the UCL Priment Clinical Trials Unit and the NIHR UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre. There is a clear opportunity for students to be exposed to real-world medical statistics problems. In addition to the core modules, the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) teaches contemporary methods, such as Bayesian statistics, applications in health economics and statistical genetics. The course content is aimed to provide both a solid theoretical foundation in statistics and the experience to apply statistical methods to real medical data. Further details are available from the Departmental website.
The studentships cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and a maintenance stipend of £16,296 per annum (based on the standard UK Research Council rate with London weighting). International students may also apply, but will need to source additional funding to meet the difference in cost between UK/EU and overseas tuition fees. The procedure for determining one’s tuition fee status is outlined on the UCL website.
The requirement for admission to the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) is a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's 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. Further details can be found on the UCL website.
Candidates should apply for the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) programme (TMSSTASMED01) in the usual way by completing the online application form. The closing date is 31 March 2016. Candidates who applied prior to the funding announcement will automatically receive consideration.