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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

The Department of Biostatistics is one of the largest departments of Biostatistics in the UK, undertaking high-impact research in statistical genetics, pharmacogenetics, joint modelling of longitudinal and time-to-event data, multivariate data analysis, stereology, multi-source evidence synthesis and clinical trials. We have a sustained track record of research funded by the MRC, Wellcome Trust, Horizon 2020 and NIHR, and is committed to excellence in methodological and applied research. This provides an ideal environment for esteemed students to develop new methodological skills and applications to important health challenges in stratified medicine, infections, regenerative medicine and public health.

Staff and students are undertaking research involving groundbreaking basic science and life-changing therapies.

We have expertise in methodological research and a track record of national and international collaboration in high quality research across a broad range of applied health research interests:

Evidence synthesis
Clinical trials
Development of core outcome sets
Recruitment and retention of participants
Meta-analysis
Health informatics
Pharmacogenetics and statistical genetics
Applied health research.

The department provides an umbrella for cross-disciplinary units and initiatives, including the Clinical Trials Research Centre and the Medical Research Council North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research.

We are currently involved in the supervision of several students whose projects cover a wide range of topics, both in biostatistics and related health research fields. The development of, and support for, researchers is a high priority in the department.

Our research interests include:

Clinical trials
Survival data analysis
Multivariate and multilevel data analysis
Methods for evaluating biomarkers
Statistical pharmacogenetic
Joint modelling of longitudinal and time-to-event data
Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacodynamics personalised dosing algorithms
Statistical performance monitoring
Quality of life data analysis.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,650per year

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University information

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University of Liverpool

  • University League Table

    33rd

  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching that relates to the professions including medicine, dentistry, business, law, architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised themes: personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, digital, heritage, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support network in place for International students. Students can take advantage of a meet and greet service and ‘Hello International!’ welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 103 2

    42nd out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    146 64%

    35th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    30th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    56th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    143 60%

    35th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    52nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    44th

    20

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