Taught course

Statistics for Clinical Trials MSc

UCL - University College London · Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree or Merit at Master's level from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a related quantitative discipline (e.g. mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, genetics, computational biology) and health professionals (e.g. clinicians). Clinicians and other allied health professionals are required to have a degree (for example, an MBBS) and evidence of having completed quantitative modules, as well as a keen interest in medical statistics.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 2.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

Statistics is a fundamental discipline in clinical trials. Statisticians ensure that study designs are statistically robust so that research questions can be answered. They carry out statistical tests, and assess uncertainty in the results, to determine whether the data support the research hypotheses.

The field of clinical trials itself is expanding given the constant progress in biomedical research, including molecularly targeted therapies in cancer, and messenger RNA technologies in vaccines, to cite two exciting examples of recent years.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 3370 1214