Research course


University of Liverpool · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

To discuss the entry requirements for this programme please contact the Postgraduate Research Team at:

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Department of Biostatistics is responsible for the development and delivery of the postgraduate statistics teaching programme for PhD students in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, a new research strand, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, in the MRes in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine Master Course, a new MSc in Clinical Research Administration in partnership with Laureate Online Education and a number of CPD courses that are designed to provide healthcare professionals with basic statistical research skills.

The Department of Biostatistics has expertise in methodological research and a track record of national and international collaboration in high quality research across a broad range of research interests:

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Clinical trials
  • Survival data analysis
  • Multivariate and multilevel data analysis
  • Methods for evaluating biomarkers
  • Analysis of laboratory-based data
  • Statistical pharmacogenetics
  • Joint modelling of longitudinal and time-to-event data
  • Stereological methods
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacodynamics personalised dosing algorithms
  • Statistical performance monitoring
  • Quality of life data analysis
  • Statistical shape and image analysis

The Department of Biostatistics provides an umbrella for cross-disciplinary units and initiatives, including the Clinical Trials Research Centre and the Medical Research Council North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research.

The Department of Biostatistics is currently involved in the supervison of several students whose projects cover a wide range of topics (involving statistical methodology and data analysis in the research areas listed above, and biomedical applications). The development of, and support for young researchers is a high priority in the Department.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
48 months
full time
36 months


full time
12-72 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927