Research course

Public Health

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Awarded or expected 1st class or high upper 2nd class BSc degree.

Months of entry

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

Course content

Our aim is to be the world-leading centre for public research and education, working to improve health and wellbeing through understanding how disease occurs across populations and evaluating the effectiveness of population health interventions.

Public Health research plays a vital role in understanding the impact of biological, social, behavioural, economic, cultural and environmental factors on our health. Our interests span medical, environmental and social sciences and offer students an opportunity to train in a unique interdisciplinary culture and environment.

The advent of large scale data sets from health services, the environment, public services and the private sector is heralding something of a revolution in approaches to public health. For the first time, we are potentially able to see both how people’s health is created, maintained or damaged over time, but also the impact of interventions and policies aimed at improving and protecting health.

PGR students in Public Health can access the Researcher Training Programs in the Colleges of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) and the College of Social Science (CoSS). This ensures that PGR students graduate with robust, transferable skills that are relevant to future employment in academia and public, private and third sector organisations.

Our research objectives are to:

  • understand the natural course and impact of cardiovascular and other chronic diseases
  • contribute to service developments to improve cancer survival
  • contribute to a healthier population and environment through policy-related research
  • reduce health inequalities of the working age population through cutting-edge, policy informing research.

Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

Please see the external funding information.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months

Course contact details