Research course

Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Services Research

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhDMD

Entry requirements

MPhil: A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject. PhD: A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Further research experience or a Master’s degree would be advantageous. MD: A MBBS, or an equivalent medical degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Institute of Health and Society has an international reputation in translational research aimed at promoting evidence-based policy and practice for the benefit of patient and population health. Postgraduate research supervision is available in applied epidemiology, decision making and organisation of care, life-course, development and ageing, and public health improvement.
Research in the Institute of Health and Society (IHS) is organised into four themes and underpinned by four discipline groups. As a research student, you will be fully integrated in a theme or group. You will have a team of supervisors, including clinicians or policy makers from a range of health and social care settings. Current research interests, projects and publications are available from our staff profiles.

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Department specialisms

Applied epidemiology [maternal and perinatal health, childhood cancer, life course epidemiology], decision making and organisation of care [implementation/improvement science, shared decision making/patient-centred care, experience of health, illness and healthcare], life-course, development and ageing [ageing and health, transitions in health and disability, understanding child disability, improving quality of life, technologies and the environment, cognitive impairment and dementia], public health improvement [understanding and tackling health inequalities, understanding and changing health related behaviours, evaluation of public health policy, public health nurtition, prevention of alcohol misuse]

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MD
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Janice Fuller, Postgraduate Administrator, Institute for Health and Society
Email
postgrad.ihs@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 8754