International students who study at the University of Leicester may be eligible for a Graduate Visa
which grants permission to stay in the UK for at least 2 years after successful completion of their course.
The demand for medical statisticians is high and many employers contact us with job opportunities and to give careers talks to try to recruit graduates. For further information about a career in medical/pharmaceutical statistics please look at:
Name: Sarwar Mozumder
Undergraduate background: BSc Financial Mathematics, University of Leicester
Current role: Statistical Scientist at Roche
As an MSc student in Leicester, you truly become inaugurated as part of a community that installs a deep connection that you carry with you throughout your career. The summer module options are a great way to really focus your interests, and for me, this was in Survival Analysis. The modules are all taught by experts in their respective fields, and their passion for the subject matter really shines through. Pre-MSc, I’d never have thought I’d have the capacity to undertake a PhD. However, as a testament to the quality of teaching, training and guidance on offer, I was equipped with the skills and confidence to go on to successfully graduate with a PhD in the development of flexible parametric models for competing risks and tools to facilitate in the understanding and communication of cancer survival. Following my PhD, along with my training on the MSc and through the support and advice of senior academic staff, I went on to secure an exciting position in pharma as a Study Statistician.
Name: Laura Kirton
Undergraduate degree: BSc Mathematics, University of Birmingham
Current job title: Senior Biostatistician for the Cancer Research Clinical Trials Unit, University of Birmingham
The MSc Medical Statistics course at the University of Leicester gave me the invaluable foundation needed to pursue the career I love as a Biostatistician. The thing I enjoyed most about the course was the variety of topics taught and examination styles to accompany each topic, enabling me to develop my written, presenting and coding skills. I am also extremely grateful for the lecturers, who are world-leading experts in the field of medical statistics, and made me feel supported and valued throughout. As well as being given the fundamental knowledge and tools to become a statistician and statistical programmer, the course equipped me to become a sound researcher and networker. I have taken these essential qualities with me to exceed in my job and embark on a part-time PhD in the field of prognosis research, the topic on which I wrote my MSc dissertation.