Taught course

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

University of Leeds · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Normally a first degree in a science allied with medicine, including biology, ecology, biochemistry, statistics, mathematics, computing, psychology, economics or biomedical science (at least 2:2). We will also consider working experience (two years or more) of research in a quantitative subject area.

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.

As practitioners in the field of epidemiology and biostatistics, we have become increasingly aware of the need for a greater number of members of the research community to possess excellence in biostatistical analysis, especially for the analysis of observational data. This has led us to plan, develop and deliver a new Master's Programme in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The course aims to train scientists to pursue careers in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health and health-services research.

The course culminates in a research project, which you will write up for publication in a journal. The project will be conducted under the supervision of leading researchers in their field. Designed to fit an area of need, you will be attractive to future employers, whether in academic research or industry.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.0 in Writing and at least 6.5 in all other components.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Leeds advertises all scholarships here: http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Mr Andrew Shearing
+44 113 343 7646