Research course

Epidemiology

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

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Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Our PhD/MPhil Epidemiology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Epidemiology.

Our main research themes within epidemiology investigate autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, neurological, psychiatric and cognitive genetic epidemiology, male infertility and cancer at a population and family level.

In particular, our research covers:

  • The distribution of disease and related health-behaviours and their relationship with the complex interaction between people, place and time and inequalities;
  • Genetic and genomic epidemiology to investigate health and disease, particularly where longitudinal clinical data has been collected;
  • 'Omics-based molecular epidemiology, disease risk algorithms, and non-molecular eg occupational and environmental determinants of health and outcomes;
  • The design and implementation of complex interventions, underpinned with evidence from other disciplines including anthropology, social sciences, health psychology and urban planning;
  • The use of more novel applications to capture cross sectional and longitudinal behaviour and outcome measures;
  • Using digital/web-based techniques of crowd-sourcing, social media, geo-coding, and machine learning;
  • The use of novel techniques to assess the exposome
  • Epidemiological, evaluative and policy related research in the field of substance misuse, within the areas of health and criminal justice.
  • How health service interventions, from policies to lab-based sciences, impact on society more widely.

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
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
admissions.doctoralacademy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608