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, September, April
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 and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 275 5608