Research course


University of Cambridge · MRC Biostatistics Unit

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

All students applying to the MRC BSU PhD programme must have or expect to get a first or high 2.1 honours degree in mathematics, statistics or a related discipline. Those students who have gained their degree outside the UK will be subject to University of Cambridge criteria for overseas qualifications to ensure that this high level is maintained. A Master's degree is also considered essential.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

The MRC Biostatistics Unit is an internationally recognised research unit affiliated to the University of Cambridge specialising in statistical modelling with application to medical, biological or public health sciences.

Our PhD students are registered with the University of Cambridge. Students belong to one of the University's colleges and are trained at our Unit at the University Forvie Site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

We maintain strong links with the University of Cambridge Statistical Laboratory, Alan Turing Institute and other Mathematical departments (who are based in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences on the West Cambridge site).

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)1223 330376