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Population Health Sciences

University of Bristol

36 months
38300 GBP/year
4565 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Population Health Sciences programme is offered by University of Bristol. The Department of Population Health Sciences is part of the Bristol Medical School. Staff in the department participate in extensive national and international research collaborations, and provide health policy advice for government organisations and international bodies.

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The department is multi-disciplinary and includes statisticians, epidemiologists, geneticists, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, health economists, public health physicians, medical ethicists, data scientists, neuroscientists, and various community-based physicians and nurses. The Population Health Sciences programme is offered by the University of Bristol .

We are keen to attract graduates from all these disciplines to carry out postgraduate research. In the 2018 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, 87% of the schools students were satisfied with their postgraduate experience. Ratings for quality of supervision, resources, research skills training and professional development met or exceeded sector averages.


Most of our final-year research students express a wish to continue in research. The majority of recent PhD graduates now work in the academic sector, with others working in the health and private sectors. In addition to excellent research training, our students develop a range of transferable skills to ensure they have the best possible opportunities whatever their chosen career.

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • Epidemiology
  • Health services research
  • Research methods
  • Primary care, public health and mental health
  • Paediatrics and child health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) or a lower second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) with a master's degree in a subject relevant for the proposed research. To register for an MD you must hold an MBChB.
  • Applicants must have identified two potential supervisors who are willing to support the research proposal.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4565 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4565 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK: part-time £2,283 
  • Overseas: full-time (Non-clinical) £24,600

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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