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Medical Statistics

Universidade de Aveiro
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Universidade de Aveiro

Program description

Medical Statistics

The Master in Medical Statistics aims to train specialists that deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of planning research and analysis of medical, biomedical, and epidemiological data and develop and apply statistical methodologies necessary for research in Medicine, Pharmacy, Epidemiology, Genetics, and others Health Sciences.

Admission requirements

  1. Licenciatura level degree, or legal equivalent in Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics or related area.
  2. Foreign higher education degree in Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics or related area awarded on completion of a 1st cycle study programs organised in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process.
  3. Foreign higher education degree in Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics or related area recognised as satisfying the objectives of the licenciatura degree by the scientifically and statutorily competent body.
  4. The Scientific Council of the University of Aveiro may admit applicants proposed by the Director of the Study Cycle who do not meet the conditions specified above but whose academic, scientific or professional curriculum reveal an adequate preparation for frequenting the Masters programs, in accordance with Article 17, N.º 1, d), Decree Law n.º 74/2006, as expressed in DL n.º 65/2018 of 16 August, and Article 47, N.º 1, d) of the Study Regulations of the University of Aveiro.
  5. That which is indicated in points 2 to 4 is valid only for entry to the study cycle and does not confer any formal recognition of this degree on the holder of the qualification.
  6. Students enrolled in the 2019/2020 academic year in a cycle of University of Aveiro studies and who meet conditions for application in 2020/2021 may not apply for the same cycle o f studies under the terms of this competition.

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Program content

Year 1

1º Semester

  • Statistical Labs
  • Fundamentals of Medical Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Fundamentals of Biomedicine
  • Multivariate Data Analysis

2º Semester

  • Further Topics in Medical Statistics
  • Sampling and Experimental Design
  • Clinical Trials
  • Bayesian Methods


  • Health Quality Management
  • Machine Learning
  • Time Series and Spectral Analysis

Year 2

1º Semester

  • Seminars On Medical Statistics
  • Free Option


  • Dissertation / Project / Internship

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Local/EU Students: 1000€ per year
  • International/Non-EU Students: 4650€ per year


Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be prepared to: explain development issues and medical / biomedical / epidemiological research; plan experiences to answer questions of medical / epidemiological nature; select and apply statistical techniques to treat, analyze and model the types of data that arise in these areas; using statistical analysis and data processing software and interpreting their results; communicate effectively with professionals in the (bio) medical / epidemiological areas through oral or written presentations on the results of statistical analyzes or exploration of new techniques; working in multidisciplinary teams; update knowledge

Career opportunities

This Master's degree is intended to be a response to the lack of statistics professionals in the context of medical, epidemiological, or clinical work.

It is intended that these professionals can work as statisticians in various sectors, including pharmaceutical industry, clinical / (bio) medical consulting companies, health services, higher education, research institutions.

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Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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