Research course

Population Health Sciences

Institution
University of Bristol · School of Applied Community and Health Studies
Qualifications
PhDMSc by researchMD

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) or a master's degree in a subject relevant for the proposed research.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Population Health Sciences is part of the Bristol Medical School. Staff in the school are leaders in their fields and have extensive national and international research collaborations, with several providing health policy advice for government organisations and international bodies.

Our staff are multi-disciplinary and include statisticians, epidemiologists, geneticists, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, health economists, public health physicians, medical ethicists, computational biologists, neuroscientists, and various community-based physicians and nurses. We are keen to attract graduates from all these disciplines to carry out postgraduate research. The school has approximately 80 postgraduate research students. In the 2017 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, 90 per cent of our students were satisfied with their postgraduate experience. Ratings for quality of supervision, resources, research culture, progress assessment, research skills training and professional development all exceeded sector averages.

A selection of fully funded PhD opportunities are available within the school. We have a Wellcome Trust four-year PhD programme in Molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse Epidemiology. The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit provides four-year PhD opportunities on a range of cross-disciplinary projects integrating molecular and other data to investigate the causal effects of potentially modifiable exposures on health-related outcomes. The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre offers a number of PhD studentships in translational research relevant to population health, and the school also hosts cross-disciplinary studentships as part of the BHF Integrative Cardiovascular Science PhD programme.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MD

part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Name
Sharen O'Keefe (Postgraduate Administrator)
Email
scm-postgrad-admin@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 928 7274