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What will I learn?

Overview

Our PhD programme is designed to train and guide students for a research-intensive career in the academia or industry. Our aim is to train scholars who can do original innovative research or applications in theory, methods, or applications. Students will benefit from world class research and facilities plus internationally recognised supervisors.

Course detail

The Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics seeks to develop quantitative methodology as applied to mental health research, with significant national and international collaborations and with growing impact into all areas of medicine particularly through expertise in trials and software development. The Department is organised into two groups who work closely together on research projects. The Biostatistics Group is made up largely of statisticians. The Health Informatics Group comprises a mix of data and computer scientists, research software engineers and clinical & bio-informaticians, motivated towards enabling a “panor-omic” view of patients through the integration of traditional omics data with data derived from patient records, the exposome, social graphs, biosensors and imaging to develop P4 medicine approaches, namely, medicine that is precise, predictive, preventative and participatory. In essence, we want to enable the right treatment at the right time for patients. The group has a breath of bio, clinical, medical and health informatics expertise with output that is having direct impact on clinical care.

Career prospects

By obtaining a PhD in Medical Statistics or Health Informatics you'll gain a qualification that will have a lasting impact on your career and is highly regarded in both academia and industry. Statistician and Health informaticians are high in demand and career options are diverse, with past students finding positions in academic institutions within the UK and abroad, clinical trial units, pharmaceutical companies, such as Roche and Astra Zeneca and tech companies, such as Babylon Health and BenevolentAI or started an own start-up company.

Which department am I in?

Biostatistics

Study options

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees
£12,675.00 (US$ 17,445) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Denmark Hill Campus

Health Service and Population Research Department,

Institute of Psychiatry De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill,

Southwark,

London,

SE5 8AF, England

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£25,350.00 (US$ 34,891) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Denmark Hill Campus

Health Service and Population Research Department,

Institute of Psychiatry De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill,

Southwark,

London,

SE5 8AF, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours. A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters with Merit. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill. TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall, with a minimum 20 in each skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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