University Courses

To work as a medical statistician, most companies require at least an MSc in Statistics, or an MSc with a significant statistical component, or a relevant subject. To work as a statistical programmer, most companies require at least a BSc in Mathematics or Statistics or a relevant subject.  Exact educational requirements can vary by company, so we would always recommend checking the job description for each role to confirm what qualifications are required.

Please find some below some useful links for finding out about university courses:


Before doing an MSc, you will need to complete an undergraduate degree. Consider searching for BSc degrees in “Mathematics” or “Statistics” or similar subject areas e.g. a combined degree.  It is also worth considering whether the course offers the opportunity to do a placement year. For more information about student placements click here.

The following websites are good places to start your search:



Consider searching for MSc degrees in “Statistics” or “Medical Statistics” or similar subject areas e.g. biostatistics, applied statistics or statistics with medical applications. 

The following websites are good places to start your search:

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  • PSI Toxicology SIG Workshop 2019 - Dates: 02 – 03 Apr, 2019

    This 1.5-day workshop will involve approximately 20 statisticians, focusing on discussions around “best practice” in the statistical analysis of various data types.​
  • PSI Journal Club: Missing Data - Dates: 24 – 24 Jan, 2019

    Our next journal club, held jointly with the DIA, features two papers on the topic of Statistical Considerations for Innovative Designs in Clinical Trials. Please join us to hear Jason Yuan and Xiangmin Zhang present their recent work.

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Statistician for HTA/Medical Affairs (contractor and permanent)



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