Long-running course receives postgraduate funding boost

Two major funders of health and medical research across the UK are supporting a long-running course at our University with a total of seven studentships.

Starting in September 2016, the MSc in Medical Statistics in the Department of Health Sciences has been awarded four National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships and three Medical Research Council (MRC) studentships per year for the next three years.

The MRC studentships have been awarded as part of the collaborative IMPACT MRC Doctoral Training Partnership between the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology and the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham and the MSc was seen as a strong component of the application. The Leicester course also received the highest number of NIHR studentships of all the courses shortlisted nationally.

The course, which is led by Stephanie Hubbard and Dr Laura Gray, has been running for over thirty years and the demand for the graduates is still very strong with most students going on to funded PhDs, research roles and posts in the pharmaceutical industry.  Good UK/EU graduates with strong mathematical skills are encouraged to read further information on their website.