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The main objectives of the international doctoral Epidemiology programme from Tampere University are to increase knowledge and understanding of major public health problems, particularly in low and middle income countries, and to build sustainable public health capacity by training epidemiologists and public health personnel for leadership positions in research, administration.

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The selected PhD candidates will attend one academic year (August – May) at the Health Sciences Campus (Kauppi Campus) to complete the required full-time coursework (60 ECTS).

The required coursework includes doctoral level courses in epidemiology, biostatistics and other health sciences. There are also courses and seminars on research proposal development, study design, implementation and analysis, comminication and reporting. For more information see the Curricula guide. The courses may be selected to meet  the students individual learning and professional goals.

Completion of a doctoral degree usually requires 3-4 years after completion of coursework.


Graduates of the Epidemiology programme from Tampere University are shapers of the future who understand humanity and the opportunities opened up by technology. They are well prepared to engage in diverse collaborations.

The students have the opportunity to follow flexible study plans and complete their degrees within the target time. We keep our students up-to-date on their academic progress and level of expertise. As our higher education community brings together a multidisciplinary university and a university of applied sciences, our students can pursue flexible paths to their degree, select courses from a wide range of options, and develop excellent employability skills.

Research work and the completion of a doctoral degree build a foundation for scientific excellence. We foster cross-disciplinary activities, as a change of perspective opens up exciting new avenues for exploration and discovery.

Programme Structure

In the International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology and Public Health (IPPE) the doctoral degree can be completed in one of the following fields of study:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Gerontology
  • Global Health and Development
  • Health Economics
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Sociology
  • Occupational Health
  • Public Health
  • Social Psychiatry
  • Social and Health Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A degree certificate is a document issued by an institution to a student who has successfully completed all studies included in the degree. The student has graduated. The degree certificate should include the name of the institution awarding the degree, the date of issue, and the name of the person to whom the degree certificate has been issued and which title/degree the person has been awarded.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Tampere

869 - 1289 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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