PhD/MPhil Biostatistics / Programme details
Year of entry: 2020
Our PhD/MPhil Biostatistics programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Biostatistics.
Underpinning all our work in collaborative clinical and healthcare research is a vibrant programme of methodological research. Our main research themes within biostatistics investigate design and analysis of both randomised trials and epidemiological studies. These include inference from large e-health datasets and statistical modelling of high-dimensional genomic/biomarker data and clustered or correlated outcomes. More information on the research that we conduct at The University of Manchester can be found on the Biostatistics research pages http://research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/biostatistics/research .
In particular, our research covers:
- Modern statistical approaches to causal inference
- The design and analysis of efficient and adaptive randomised controlled trials
- Inference from large e-health datasets such as CPRD and the HFEA
- Applications of complex statistical modelling, including the use of Bayesian methods, to high-dimensional genomic/biomarker data, neuroscience and clustered or correlated outcomes arising in assisted reproduction research;
- Computationally intensive statistical methods;
- Genetic epidemiology;
- Prediction/prognostic modelling
All of our postgraduate research students attend the Doctoral Academy Training Programme delivered by the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).
The programme provides key transferable skills in areas such as commercial awareness, academic writing and public engagement. This training equips our postgraduates with the tools to progress beyond their research degree into influential positions within academia, industry and consultancy.
The emphasis is on enhancing skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals, whether they relate to effective communication, disseminating research findings and project management skills.
See the training and development page for more information.
Teaching and learning
Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.
International applicants interested in this research area can also consider the our PhD programme with integrated teaching certificate .
This unique programme will enable you to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, whilst also carrying out independent research on your chosen project.
Scholarships and bursaries
Funded programmes and projects are promoted throughout the year. Funding is available through UK Research Councils, charities and industry. We also have other internal awards and scholarships for the most outstanding applicants from within the UK, EU and overseas.