The Institute has a strong tradition of postgraduate education and offers three separate Masters Programmes: Epidemiology, Public Health and Clinical Sciences (Primary Care Research) as well as a wide range of opportunities for PhD students.
Our MPhil courses provide excellent feeders for our doctoral programmes, as well as PhD courses elsewhere. PhD students receive the support of a PhD supervisor or supervisory team, senior PhD coordinators and personal mentoring from College graduate tutors.
This is a one year full-time Masters degree in Epidemiology open to graduates in biomedical and numerate disciplines. The course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to critique, design and conduct human population based research, including observational studies and randomised controlled trials. For further information, please visit Department of Public Health and Primary Care, MPhil in Epidemiology page.
MPhil Public Health
This is a one year full-time degree. The course aims to provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge, which when combined with appropriate practical experience, can serve as a foundation for a career as a public health professional in either a service or an academic setting. For further information, please visit Department of Public Health and Primary Care, MPhil in Public Health page.
MPhil Clinical Sciences (Primary Care Research)
This course is also a one year full-time degree, based in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care. More than half of the curriculum is shared with the MPhils in Public Health and Epidemiology. The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical knowledge and skills as well as practical research experience to launch an academic clinical career in primary care. Please visit the Primary Care Unit‘s pages for the latest information.
Support for postgraduates
The University Graduate School of Life Sciences provides support and oversight for training graduate students, ensuring induction, pastoral care, regular supervision, transferable skills training and career development.