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Full time | Colchester Campus | 4 years | JAN-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

JAN-23

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our PhD in Public Health offers you a unique opportunity to undertake research in a variety of public health contexts e.g., schools, hospitals, and community settings.

You will be offered opportunities to access our master’s level research methods modules to provide a sound foundation of specific research knowledge and skills. In addition, you will have access to the University’s Proficio research training scheme which allows you to choose training programmes that meet the requirements of your own research topics and methodologies.

This PhD is offered on a 3 year full-time or 6-year part-time basis, plus up to one year of completion.

Why we're great

  • We specialise in applied, multidisciplinary research that addresses issues of national and international concern to health policy and practice and related fields. We have research interest groups in ‘Developing Professional Practice’ and ‘Applied Health Research’ and host the NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England.
  • Within our School, our educational provision meets professional regulatory requirements and achieves high standards. We do so by having staff that are multi-professional, including clinically qualified lecturers, sociologists and social policy and management specialists, so they have clinical and academic credibility.
  • A unique feature of our School is that many of our staff work with local National Health Service (NHS) Trusts and other local agencies, which enhances our grasp of the contemporary links between academic research, the major issues of the day and practice.

Your future

Our Graduates have gone on to take up posts in both clinical and management positions in Trusts, hospitals, and care organisations as well as in local and county councils.

Modules

You undertake a dissertation of 40,000 words on a subject relevant to your specialist area of practice.Dissertation workshops are held throughout the academic year which will help you to select a topic for your dissertation and provide guidance on writing up your research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

5,630

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

17,050

Entry requirements

You will need a Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as a health science or a social science. Alternatively you will need to evidence advanced research skills developed through an alternative route. A well developed research proposal is also essential.