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Applied Statistical Modelling & Health Informatics PgCert

The course will enable you to integrate different methodologies, and apply them to solve real-world problems from different disciplines.

The ideal next step if you’re looking to work in industry, commerce, health or academia. Knowledge of applied statistical modelling and data science will open up careers across sectors, and will also provide a strong foundation for students interested in obtaining a PhD.

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IoPPN BHI Master's Scholarships

The Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics is offering several scholarships to support students with the financial commitments of postgraduate study on their new course PgCert Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics.

The Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics has been a major force in the development of quantitative methodology as applied to mental health research, with significant national and international collaborations and with growing impact.

There are four primary areas of methodological and applied research in biostatistics: Prediction modelling and personalized medicine; Causal evaluation and the analysis of therapeutic mechanism; the Psychometrics and Measurement Lab and Life course research.

In health informatics, the focus is on the use of data from 'omics, electronic health records, the exposome, smartphones and wearables for real-time tailored care and alerting, trial recruitment, patient stratification and research.

All face to face sessions of our new course will be studied at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (formerly the Institute of Psychiatry), world renowned for the quality of our research, for psychiatry and psychology. We are the most cited research centre outside the US, and the second most cited in the world as ranked by Thomson ISI Essential Science Indicators.

The quality of our research has been recognised in the last UK HEFCE Research Excellence Framework (2014) where within Unit of Assessment (UoA) 4, Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, we were judged to be amongst the UK institutions with the highest research power. The IoPPN is the largest centre in Europe for research in this area, taught by world-leading academics, and housed in world-class facilities.

At the IoPPN BHI, we offer a truly interdisciplinary environment, with a history of excellence in research and education. Our students benefit from superb networking, mentoring and career development opportunities.

We welcome a diverse and vibrant community of students from all over the world, and we invite you to join us.

What are the IoPPN BHI Postgraduate Scholarships?

The Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics is offering several scholarships to support students with the financial commitments of postgraduate study on their new course PgCert Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics.

The scholarships are available for all full-time Home/EU and international fee status students undertaking this PgCert course, starting in Sept 2019.

What is the value of the award?

Scholarships are being offered at a value of £1,000 each.

The scholarships are paid towards the fees via an internal transfer within the university. The scholarship holder will still need to meet the difference in fees personally or from another award.

Am I eligible?

These awards are open to UK/EU and International applicants. Applicants must fulfil all the following requirements:

  • Have applied to the PgCert Applied Statistical modelling and Health Informatics programme at the IoPPN and be due to commence their programme in September 2019 (please note scholarships cannot be deferred to 2020 or later entry).
  • Fulfil the relevant academic and English proficiency entry requirements for the Postgraduate Taught programme, set by King’s College London.
  • As the award provides partial funding only, applicants must be able to confirm that they have/are seeking the means to support any outstanding fees/costs not covered by this scheme i.e. through other funding awards or self-funding.
  • Our scholarships have been created to be inclusive so all students are eligible for the scholarship regardless of whether they already hold a Master’s or equivalent postgraduate qualification or other postgraduate study such as PG Diplomas or PG Certificates or clinical/medical qualifications.
How do I apply?

You must submit an online admissions application for the PgCert Applied Statistical Modelling and Health Informatics programme. Once you have applied for the programme, please complete the online scholarship application form and email to Zahra Abdulla at the address

The deadline for scholarship applications for academic year 2019/2020 is 17:00 Sunday 2nd June 2019. You must ensure that your application is ‘complete’ to be considered for funding.

To be deemed ‘complete’, it must contain all the relevant supporting documentation required by the programme applied to, such as references, transcripts, and English language scores. However, you do not need to have received an offer our programme to apply for a scholarship.

Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships. If you have already paid your deposit, you will still be considered for a scholarship. You may apply to, and hold, other scholarship schemes at King’s.

What are the assessment criteria?

You will be assessed on the strength of your application to the PgCert Applied Statistical Modelling and health informatics programme and your IoPPN BHI Scholarship Application Form including:

  • Academic qualifications and merit
  • Relevant work experience
  • Personal Statement (you should explain why the programme of study to which you have applied is appropriate for you and your intended progression at the end of the course)
What is the deadline for applications?
The deadline for applications is 17:00 (BST) Sunday 2nd June 2019. Applications are currently open.
When will I know the outcome of my application?

Provided your application form has been accurately completed and the appropriate documentary evidence supplied, you will be notified of the decision by Friday 21st June 2019. Deposits are not required until a decision has been made on the scholarships, unsuccessful scholarship candidates will need to pay their programme deposit within two weeks of the outcome.

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