Research course

Population Health Sciences

University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for the programme we require a relevant undergraduate degree with a UK 2:1 or higher result, and in most cases, strong performance on a relevant postgraduate degree, or its the equivalent if outside the UK. Where applicable, you will also be required to meet any language requirements in accordance with the University of Edinburgh's regulations. Supporting documentation, including a research proposal, full academic transcripts, degree certificates, two academic references and a CV, must be uploaded to support your application. You should have this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload your documents this could delay the application process. Before making your application, you must make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal.

Months of entry

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

Course content

The Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS) brings together researchers active in population health science research, including public health and primary care.

A principal aim is to foster interdisciplinary research involving quantitative and qualitative approaches via effective collaboration with biomedical scientists, epidemiologists, social scientists and clinical researchers throughout the University and beyond.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 131 650 3227