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PGCert in Statistics and Epidemiology

University of Oxford

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    7 months

Course summary

About the course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Statistics and Epidemiology is a part-time course that is open to Oxford staff. The course will be taught alongside the MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology and will consist of two modules.

Learning objectives and course structure

The course aims to provide intensive training in statistics and epidemiology to enable students to conduct and interpret research studies in important areas of population health.

Students will be able to apply these knowledge and skills to support population-based research, including statistical analyses of epidemiological data.

The course aims to promote advanced study of the challenges of global health and their potential solutions by in-depth study of a range of scientific disciplines, so that students may understand and integrate medical, epidemiological, social and economic aspects of ill-health. At the end of the course, students should have the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Describe and discuss the role and contribution of epidemiology to health;
  • Critically appraise, analyse and interpret epidemiological studies;
  • Select, devise and develop appropriate study designs for epidemiological research;
  • Conduct appropriate statistical analyses of epidemiological and health-related data.

Students will develop knowledge and understanding of major issues in statistics and epidemiology as they apply to global health science.


During the first term there are two formative assessments designed to enable teaching staff to monitor student progress. These assessments are compulsory but the marks do not contribute to the final degree. All students are provided with detailed feedback that will enable them to improve their learning by helping them identify their strengths and weaknesses.

There are two summative assessments. At the end of the second term, a data set analysis and report (35%) is submitted. At the beginning of the third term there is an examination involving one written paper (65%) comprising multi-component questions.

Graduate destinations

Graduates of the course are expected to use the methods learned in the course in their ongoing work and careers.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,466overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Oxford

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  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 72

    3rd out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    228 96%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    214 88%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97 97%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.42 88%



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