Research course

Global Health

University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree and a UK masters degree, or their international equivalents. We will also consider a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, and significant work experience in an area relevant to your research project.

Months of entry

January, April, September, October

Course content

Undertaking a PhD in Global health at the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics offers you the opportunity to work in a multi- and interdisciplinary way, building on your knowledge, skills, interest and passion to carry out innovative global health research that makes a new contribution to the existing knowledge base.

Research priorities include such global health issues as:

  • mapping and measuring the shifting burden of global disease
  • neglected and emerging tropical diseases
  • infectious diseases
  • noncommunicable diseases
  • global palliative care
  • population health
  • social inequalities in health
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • e-health and tele-medicine
  • migration and minority ethnic health
  • culture
  • faith and health
  • translation of leading scientific advances into effective interventions

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Sebastien Georges
+44 (0) 131 242 5446