MSc Statistical Epidemiology - Ndoliwe Kayuni


Ndoliwe Kayuni, originally from Malawi, studied for the MSc in Statistical Epidemiology (now developed into the MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics).

What made you choose MSc Statistical Epidemiology at Leeds?

I have a Bachelors degree in Statistics from the University of Malawi and a post-graduate diploma in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  I have been working for Karonga Prevention Study, a medical research organisation back home in Malawi. I had always wanted to further my studies in the medical research field so that I could help in the health research work in my country. The MSc in Statistical Epidemiology, is a combination of my two previous fields of study and seemed perfect for me.

When I was in Malawi, I hardly knew where Leeds was, but I am pleased i chose to come to Leeds. Leeds is an amazing place full of beautiful buildings, amazing people and most of all an amazing University that has everything a student would need for their studies. Leeds is the place for any student who wishes to learn and enjoy their studies. 

What was the highlight of the programme?

The lecturers have been so supportive. The programme course has many practicals and workshops which have given me hands on experience of what I will be expected to deliver. 

Would you recommend MSc Statistical Epidemiology to others? 

Yes I would definitely recommend this programme to other people. It is well organised, well delivered and well learned with everyone learning from each others past experiences as well as in the class room and the labs.

What do you plan to do after graduation?

I want to go back home and contribute to health research in Malawi for both communicable and non-communicable diseases.