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Biostatistics, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
Biostatistics and the King's Clinical Trials Unit undertake much collaborative and applied statistical research spanning therapeutic trials, experiments and observational studies. Methodologies of current interest include statistical learning applied to imaging, biological and psychological marker data, measurement, stratified medicine and biomarker trials.

Overview

Graduate research students work closely with their supervisors and enjoy regular meetings to discuss their progress. They also liaise with other members of staff with relevant research interests and are encouraged to attend and participate in departmental research presentations and other Institute seminars. There is a full induction for new graduate students on commencing their studies. Each full-time graduate research student is allocated their own workspace and computer; facilities for part-time students can be arranged according to their needs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The academic statisticians carry out much collaborative and applied statistical research. Recent examples include:

  • Predicting language development from early motor skills in at-risk infants who develop autism spectrum disorder;
  • Mediation analyses of the PACE trial;
  • Prediction of alcohol relapse in mothers;
  • Trial of Prophylactic antibiotics after acute stroke for reducing pneumonia in patients with dysphagia;
  • Methods for understanding mechanism in trials of parenting programmes;
  • Latent Transition Analysis of mood subtypes in Parkinson Disease;
  • Methodology for two-stage analysis of structural equation models

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or international equivalent). A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters with Merit (or international equivalents)
  • Applicants may be intereviewed and will need to demonstrate at interview that their background and experience, general education and scholarship are appropriate.
  • All applicants need to meet minimum English proficiency levels: see links to the right.
  • Applicants not applying for an advertised studentship must attached confirmation of support from your proposed supervisor to your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6100 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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