Research course

Epidemiology and Public Health

UCL - University College London · Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care

Entry requirements

A Master’s degree (preferably with a merit or distinction) in a relevant discipline from a UK university and a good Bachelor’s degree (first or upper-second class) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

Our PhD programme aims to equip the next generation of experts with the necessary tools to address major 21st-century health challenges and deliver real-world impact.

The Epidemiology and Public Health research degree programme is based within UCL's Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care.

You will join an extremely engaging PhD programme, which currently supports a vibrant community of over 100 students from all over the world.

This programme offers you the opportunity to join a multidisciplinary research department with experts who focus on a wide range of public health concerns such as:

  • Infectious disease monitoring, prevention and control
  • Social determinants of health
  • Dental public health
  • Disability across the globe
  • Health and life expectancy in socially excluded groups
  • Health surveys and longitudinal cohort studies

You will be supported to gain a wealth of skills, experience and networking opportunities that are relevant for a wide range of future careers, both within academia and more widely in the healthcare, industry and governmental sector.

You will receive direct supervision from world-leading academics based on UCL's campus in the heart of London. All PhD students are supported by supervisory panels of multidisciplinary staff, as well as student mentors, and departmental graduate tutors.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September.

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