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Population Health Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) ,
The Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics supervises postgraduate research students in a wide range of population health disciplines. The Population Health Science programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

About

  • A principal aim of the Population Health Science programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh is to foster interdisciplinary research involving quantitative and qualitative approaches via effective collaboration with biomedical scientists, epidemiologists, social scientists and clinical researchers throughout the University and beyond.

Facilities

  • The Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences & Informatics brings together researchers active in population health science research, including public health and primary care.
  • Within the school the Usher academic staff play a large role in research project supervision.
  • There are also links with the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine and the Queen's Medical Research Institute.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Students will be integrated within the existing student-led approach at the Usher Institute, where structures are already in place to ensure a high-quality student experience.
  • The Centre for Population Health Sciences, which forms a large part of the Usher Institute, has a thriving PhD community with well-developed management and administrative structures.
  • University Quality Assurance monitoring and reporting processes will be adhered to. All supervisors will satisfy University requirements in terms of training and mentoring.
  • Expectations on the students, including assessment guidelines, will be clearly communicated by multiple channels (e.g. at interview, during induction, in the Postgraduate Research Student and Supervisor Handbook, by supervisors, at annual review meetings and on relevant web pages). All students will have at least two supervisors who will also give pastoral care and career advice in addition to student services provision.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree and a UK masters degree with a mark of at least 60%, or their international equivalents. 
  • We will also consider a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, and significant work experience in an area relevant to your research project.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Home/EU fees have still to be agreed

PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £9,500

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Usher Institute postgraduate funding and scholarships

English and Welsh postgraduate doctoral loans

  • Applicants resident in England or Wales, could be eligible for a doctoral loan of up to £25,000. 

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