Taught course

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

University of Leeds · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in a relevant subject (eg biology, ecology, biochemistry, statistics, mathematics, computing, psychology, economics or biomedical science) or equivalent qualification. We will also consider working experience (two years or more) of research in a quantitative subject area.

This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree (or international equivalent) and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. Read more at Intercalation.

Months of entry


Course content

The science of epidemiology underpins public health policy, dental science and health services research, and employs a large number of researchers around the world.

Biostatistics is the science of collecting, analysing, presenting and drawing inferences from data for research in medicine and health. Understanding of context is vitally important as methods developed in one area of statistics can be misleading when unthinkingly applied elsewhere.

The MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics has been developed to meet the growing need for the research community to possess excellence in biostatistical analysis, especially for the analysis of observational data.

You’ll learn a wide range of contemporary statistical methods and, most importantly, when and where they should be applied.

Graduates of this course have a wide range of career options, and are in demand in universities, government, national health services, non-government organisations and industry.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other components.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £9,250
International students
Total: EU £9,250 Non EU £21,500

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Medicine Admissions Team
+44 113 343 7646