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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Programme description

Our PhD/MPhil Epidemiology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Epidemiology.

Our main research themes within epidemiology investigate autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, neurological, psychiatric and cognitive genetic epidemiology, male infertility and cancer at a population and family level.

In particular, our research covers:

  • the distribution of disease and related health-behaviours and their relationship with the complex interaction between people, place and time and inequalities;
  • genetic and genomic epidemiology to investigate health and disease, particularly where longitudinal clinical data has been collected;
  • 'omics-based molecular epidemiology, disease risk algorithms, and non-molecular eg occupational and environmental determinants of health and outcomes;
  • the design and implementation of complex interventions, underpinned with evidence from other disciplines including anthropology, social sciences, health psychology and urban planning;
  • the use of more novel applications to capture cross sectional and longitudinal behaviour and outcome measures;
  • using digital/web-based techniques of crowd-sourcing, social media, geo-coding, and machine learning;
  • the use of novel techniques to assess the exposome
  • epidemiological, evaluative and policy related research in the field of substance misuse, within the areas of health and criminal justice.
  • how health service interventions, from policies to lab-based sciences, impact on society more widely.

Teaching and learning

PhD/MPhil programmes are based on individual research projects that last three to four years (PhD) or one year (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s).

Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.

Career opportunities

Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 35 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    182 75%

    20th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    35th

    8

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