The University of Cambridge is a leader in public health, ranking in the top three UK Universities for quality of research output in public health, health services and primary care during the last Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Cambridge Institute of Public Health works with our members to train the public health leaders of the future, through our contribution to public health related courses at the University of Cambridge.
Here you can find out about the different options for studying public health at the University, including undergraduate Medicine degrees, masters courses (MPhils), PhD opportunities, career development training and fellowship programmes.
Undergraduate Public health training is part of the University of Cambridge Undergraduate Medicine degree. We collaborate with the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, School of Clinical Medicine, to provide our cross disciplinary expertise for this training. Approximately 270 students enrol on this course each year.
Find out about University of Cambridge Undergraduate Medicine degree courses.
Post Graduate Courses
The Department of Public Health and Primary Care, the MRC Epidemiology Unit and the MRC Biostatistics Unit jointly run an MPhil in Population Health Sciences, with specialisation themes in Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Data Science, Infectious Diseases, Primary Care Research and Public Health.
More information is available at www.phs.masters.cam.ac.uk.
All the interesting jobs that I wanted to do required a Masters in Public Health… I found in this widely recognised Masters an opportunity to explore my interests and truly understand public health, and build the core academic skills that I needed and an introduction and the opportunities to work with world class academics and learn from peers from a range of backgrounds.
Eleanor Turner Moss, MPhil in Public Health, 2017
All our PhD students are expected to have a Masters or to engage in our one-year Masters course before pursuing a three-year project based doctoral programme. There are currently over 100 PhD students across CIPH embedded in their host research teams. Current PhD opportunities are advertised on our members’ websites.
PhD at Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
PhD at MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge
PhD at MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge