Research course

Medical Science (MRC Epidemiology Unit)

Institution
University of Cambridge · MRC Epidemiology Unit
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2:1 Honours Degree.

Non-medical applicants usually have degrees in quantitative science or a health-related area, although other relevant experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a research department in the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge and investigates the causes and prevention of obesity and diabetes. The department also hosts the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) which studies the population-level determinants of dietary and physical activity behaviours, develops and evaluates public health interventions and is helping to shape public health practice and policy. This one-year research degree will provide training and experience in specific epidemiology or public health research project. In addition, students will be given training in generic epidemiology or public health research skills as well as core transferable skills.

The course introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. Its main aims are:

  • to give students with relevant experience at a first-degree level the opportunity to carry out focused research in the discipline under close supervision; and
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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