Research course

Statistics and Epidemiology

Lancaster University · Medicine

Entry requirements

At least an upper second class honours degree or its equivalent, with a substantial statistical and/or epidemiological component.

Months of entry


Course content

CHICAS ( conducts research on the development of novel statistical and epidemiological methods and their applications. The methodological strengths of staff are in spatial statistics and longitudinal data analysis. The applied research spans a wide range of clinical settings both in the UK and internationally with collaborations in Europe, Africa, North and South America.

Research topics can focus on either methodological development, substantive application, or a blend of the two. You will be allocated a space in a shared office and will be encouraged to attend and make presentations at scientific meetings both within the UK and overseas.

Department specialisms

CHICAS (Combining Health Information, Computation and Statistics) is an internationally-regarded research group in biostatistics and epidemiology, particularly in geostatistical modelling and analytical methods. Our current research topics include: spatial and longitudinal data analysis, environmental and tropical disease epidemiology and e-health research.

Information for international students

IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply).

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0) 1524 593936