Taught course

Epidemiology

Institution
University of Cambridge · MRC Epidemiology Unit
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

Good first degree in medicine or non-medical subject (usually a quantitative science). Recognised English language test, where appropriate. A 1000 word statement outlining why formal training in epidemiology appeals to you, and how your previous educational and/or professional experience prepares you for the different taught components of the course.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to control and prevent health problems at the population level. The course provides formal training in epidemiological principles and procedures, focusing on the epidemiology of major chronic diseases. Teaching on specific disorders: coronary heart and cerebrovascular disease, osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, dementia, depression, AIDS. The course also includes a substantial taught component in biostatistics.

Information for international students

High proportion of overseas students.

Fees and funding

Studentships and fellowships from the MRC, Wellcome Trust, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, Cambridge European Trust, Fulbright Scholarship, Gates Scholarships, College bursaries and industrial scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation40 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary (admissions)
Email
postgraduate@phpc.cam.ac.uk
Phone
01223 330328
Fax
01223 330330