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Full time | Imperial College London | 3 years | OCT

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Full time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General) Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Imperial is one of the world’s leading universities, with the School of Public Health being one of the UK's top institution in public health research. The School’s strength lies in being able to draw on the critical mass of research expertise found throughout its departments and across Imperial College London, in additional to its close links with the Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Centre and the Imperial College Healthcare Trust.

The School introduces and integrates its doctoral students into its research, teaching and evidence-led policy work to allow them to not only develop as researchers but to also work alongside experts from a wide range of backgrounds to gain new skills and expertise.

The School of Public Health’s PhD students work within six broad areas:

Research areas:

  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Primary care and public health
  • Genomics of common diseases
  • Neuroepidemiology and ageing
  • Clinical trials and evaluation

These form the six departments that make up the School of Public Health, with the overall focus being on addressing the major public health challenges of the twenty-first century.

Students graduating in the last three years have secured employment within the World Health Organisation (WHO), ZSL, Medicins sans frontiers, Medical Journals, as well as research posts within the School or other Higher Education Institutes.

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Entry requirements

Students should hold or achieve a Master's degree in addition to a Bachelor's degree at UK Upper Second Class Honours Level.

Department profile

Get your head start at Imperial with our wide range of Master’s programmes. Our postgraduate courses draw on recognised excellence in research to help you advance your career in academia, healthcare or industry. Medical and healthcare expertise is more important than ever. Make your mark on the medical world with a postgraduate degree from Imperial College London. We will equip you with the latest skills and techniques enabling you to bring...more