The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a research department in the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge and investigates the causes and prevention of obesity and diabetes. The department also hosts the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) which studies the population-level determinants of dietary and physical activity behaviours, develops and evaluates public health interventions and is helping to shape public health practice and policy.
Those who wish to progress to a Medical Science (MRC Epidemiology Unit) PhD after completing an MPhil at the University of Cambridge, will be required to satisfy their potential supervisor, Head of Department and the Faculty Degree Committee that they have the skills and ability to achieve the higher degree and have funding in place.
- One to one supervision
- The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.
- The Director of Postgraduate Education will set out expectations for the frequency of your supervision.
- This will include expectations for formal opportunities for you to gain feedback on your work and progress. Most students have regular (weekly or fortnightly) supervision meetings but the frequency of supervision may vary according to the research project and the stage of study.
- 36 months
- 60 months
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DisciplinesPublic Health Human Medicine Health Sciences View 86 other PhDs in Public Health in United Kingdom
- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
International32352 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32352 GBP per year during 36 months.
National8844 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.
- National: £5,306
- International: £19,411
Living costs for Cambridge
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