Research course

Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Services Research

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhDMD

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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

We have 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.

Our research

Research 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.

Themes

Applied epidemiology

The applied epidemiology theme contributes to the understanding, prevention and treatment of chronic non-communicable disease across the life course. Research areas include:

  • maternal and perinatal health
  • childhood cancer
  • life course epidemiology.

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