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
Course contentEpidemiology 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 fundingStudentships 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
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||40|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||20|
|Dissertation||40 (20000 words)|
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Secretary (admissions)
- 01223 330328
- 01223 330330