Master of Philosophy in Epidemiology/Master of Philosophy in Public Health (Fixed Term)

Reference: RH01013

Closing date: 30 April 2013

1-year MPhil courses based in the UK’s highest RAE rated Epidemiology and Public Health department

A number of MRC studentships are available to support eligible UK/EU nationals* who wish to undertake a one year Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Epidemiology or Public Health for the 2013-2014 academic year. These internationally recognised MPhil training programmes are based in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, UK.

The MPhil in Epidemiology course aims to provide students with advanced knowledge and understanding of epidemiological principles and procedures and their application to health, including advanced training in critical appraisal, statistical analysis of epidemiological data and study design.

The MPhil in Public Health aims to provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge, which when combined with appropriate practical experience, can serve as a foundation for a career as a public health professional in either a service or an academic setting.

The courses are open to medical and non-medical graduates, particularly those with a background in biomedical and quantitative sciences.  Applicants should have at least a 2.1 Honours Bachelors Degree in a related field (or equivalent). Applications from individuals who wish to continue to a PhD in epidemiology/public health are particularly welcome. Financial support may cover University fees and a generous allowance expected to be in the region of £13,860 per year for living costs.

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*Before applying, please check your eligibility under MRC residency requirements:

Details about the MPhil courses can be found in the course prospectus at For enquiries about the application process including further funding sources and deadlines, please contact the Postgraduate Secretary, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0SR. Tel: 01223 330328 or email:

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