Research course

Biostatistics

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Our PhD/MPhil Biostatistics programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Biostatistics.

Underpinning all our work in collaborative clinical and healthcare research is a vibrant programme of methodological research. Our main research themes within biostatistics investigate design and analysis of both randomised trials and epidemiological studies, including the management and analysis of large e-health datasets and complex statistical modelling of high-dimensional biomarker data and clustered or correlated outcomes.

In particular, our research covers:

  • Modern statistical approaches to causal inference
  • The design and analysis of randomised trials and other clinical experiments (including the evaluation of complex interventions)
  • The management and analysis of large ehealth data sets;
  • Complex statistical modelling, including the use of Bayesian methods, including applications to high-dimensional biomarker data and clustered or correlated outcomes arising from measurements repeated over time (including repeated events or interventions);
  • Interventions being provided to groups of participants rather than individuals;
  • Measurement error evaluation and modelling;
  • Genetic epidemiology;
  • Survival, event-history and frailty models.
  • Prediction/prognostic modelling.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
admissions.doctoralacademy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608