Postgraduate research: Population Health Sciences
Population health research aims to improve the health and wellbeing of society and reduce inequalities.
Population health researchers explore how and why morbidity and mortality varies within and between populations.
We evaluate novel clinical and public health interventions to see if they work, how they work, and whether they are affordable.
We encourage applications for research projects in many areas, including:
- human genetics
- psychology applied to health.
You can either pick one of our research projects or develop your own in a related area.
How to apply
Before making a formal application, please contact potential PhD supervisors to discuss eligibility and potential funding.
Details of the required academic qualifications and English language requirements.
Fees and funding
If you are seeking funding, please see our postgraduate funding opportunities and advice.
- Wellcome Trust 4-Year PhD Molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse Epidemiology
- MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit 4-year PhD programme
- PhD projects for students who have secured funding (Find A PhD)
- Early career training and support for health and biomedical science postgraduates
- 4 year IEU PhD PhD in Applied or Computational Causal Epidemiology: Exploring the landscape of causal effects across the phenome and the life-course
- 4 year IEU PhD in The intergenerational transmission of health
- 3.5 year GW4 PhD Developing, evaluating and applying methods for robustly handling dropout in cohort studies
- 3.5 year GW4 PhD Expanding the utility of DNA methylation profiles in peripheral tissues using captured biological variation
- 3.5 year GW4 PhD Searching for determinants and risk factors of psychological outcomes
- 3.5 year GW4 PhD Is disease risk conferred during childhood set in stone? Using genetics to understand how modifiable lifestyle changes can help prevent disease in later life.
- 3.5 year GW4 PhD Development of methods to triangulate multiple sources of evidence.
- 3.5 year GW4 PhD Identifying causal pathways to disease using DNA methylation derived scores.
- 3.5 year GW4 PhD Which diagnostic test(s) are best? Meta-analysis of comparative and joint test accuracy.
- 3.5 year GW4 PhD Personalized quantification and prediction of epilepsy surgery on seizure control and memory function
- 3.5 year GW4 PhD The importance of the nature-nurture interplay for individual health and well-being
- 3 year NIHR PhD Understanding and optimising renal clinicians’ communication with older patients: a mixed methods intervention development study
- 3.5 year GW4 PhD Optimising the efficiency of systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies
- 3.5 year GW4 PhD Modelling syndemics: hepatitis C virus (HCV) and drug related mortality among people who inject drugs
After you apply
Full details on what happens after you apply.